Poll Finds That Most Americans Blame Mental Health for Mass Shootings, Not Guns

Rasmussen Reports poll conducted on Tuesday shows found “40% of likely US voters believe that mental health is more to blame for mass shootings by young men in America,”.

The same poll found that 30% blame “access to firearms”, 10% believe family problems are the cause, and another 10% blame social media, though arguably both of those answers could fall under the “mental health” umbrella.

A meager 4% believe Schools are to blame.

The national survey of 1,000 people was conducted on May 25-26. The poll has a margin of sampling error of +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% confidence level.

After two recent mass shootings, one at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, and another at an elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the issues surrounding gun control and school security have become the center of national discourse. 

RelatedHouse to Vote on Gun Control Measures Thursday

What do you think? Should the 2nd amendment be infringed upon? Are guns themselves to blame? Let us know what you think in the comments!

Published by Ryan DeLarme

Independent Media, Investigative Journalism

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