How much do you think violence in movies, video games, and music lyrics is to blame for the mass shootings that have occurred in the US in recent years?

Comparison: Violence in media to blame for mass shootings in the US, 2011 and 2013 The statistic shows a comparison of the results of a survey among Americans in 2011 and in 2013 on the reaons for mass shootings. They were asked how much they think violence in movies, video games, and music lyrics is responsible for these shootings. In January 2011, 31 percent of respondents said violence in movies, video games, and music lyrics was to blame a "great deal" for these shootings. In 2013, 32 percent of respondents said the same.
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Great DealFair amountNot muchNot at allNo opinion
September 17-18, 201332%24%23%20%2%
January 14-16, 201131%27%26%15%2%
Great DealFair amountNot muchNot at allNo opinion
September 17-18, 201332%24%23%20%2%
January 14-16, 201131%27%26%15%2%
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The statistic shows a comparison of the results of a survey among Americans in 2011 and in 2013 on the reaons for mass shootings. They were asked how much they think violence in movies, video games, and music lyrics is responsible for these shootings. In January 2011, 31 percent of respondents said violence in movies, video games, and music lyrics was to blame a "great deal" for these shootings. In 2013, 32 percent of respondents said the same.
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Release date
September 2013
Region
United States
Survey time period
2011, 2013
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
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The source does not provide the exact wording of the question. The wording here may therefore differ.
The source does not provide the exact number of respondents.

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