Aurora shootings - reflection of societal problems or isolated act?

This statistic shows the results of a survey among adult Americans in July 2012 on the shootings in Aurora, Colorado.

An armed man entered a movie theater in Aurora on July 20, 2012 and shot people watching a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 people and injuring more than 50 others.

During the survey, the respondents were asked if they believe that this shooting reflects broader problems in the American society or if incidents like this are just isolated acts. According to 67 percent of respondents, shootings like this are just isolated acts of troubled individuals.

Do you think the shooting in Aurora, Colorado reflects broader societal problems or do you consider it an isolated act?

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Source

Release date

July 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 26 to 29, 2012

Number of respondents

1,010 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The original question posed by the source was: "Thinking about the shooting in Colorado last week ... Do you think this shooting reflects broader problems in American society, or are things like this just the isolated acts of troubled individuals?"

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