Factors to blame for mass shootings in the US 2013

The statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans on the factors that led to the recent shootings all over the country, and how much those factors are to blame for the shootings. The survey was conducted in 2013 among adult Americans. 48 percent of the respondents said the failure of the mental health system to identify individuals who are a danger to others was to blame "a great deal" for the mass shootings.

How much do you think each of the following factors is to blame for the mass shootings that have occurred in the US in recent years?

Great dealFair amountNot much / not at all
Failure of the mental health system to identify individuals who are a danger to others48%32%19%
Easy access to guns40%21%36%
Drug use37%29%32%
Violence in movies, video games and music lyrics32%24%43%
Insufficient security at public buildings including businesses and schools29%29%40%
The spread of extremist viewpoints on the Internet29%28%37%
Inflammatory language from prominent political commentators18%19%58%
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Source

Release date

September 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 17-18, 2013

Number of respondents

1,023 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The source poses the question as follows: "Thinking about mass shootings that have occurred in the United States in recent years, from what you know or have read, how much do you think each of the following factors is to blame for the shootings – a great deal, a fair amount, not much, or not at all? How about –"

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