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POLL: Americans divided over cause of gun violence

Which of the following do you think is the primary cause of gun violence in America -- the availability of guns, the way parents raise their children, or the influences of popular culture such as movies, television and the Internet?

Ways parent raise their children 37% Influences of popular culture 37% Availability of guns 23% No opinion 3%
Source: CNN/Time Magazine/ORC International
Date conducted: 1/14/2013 - 1/15/2013
Sample: 814 adult Americans
Margin of error: +/- 3.5% pts
More About: CNN/Time/ORC , Gun Control

According to This Poll

The CNN/Time/ORC poll indicates that 23% of Americans believe the primary cause of gun violence in America is the availability of guns, 37% say it is the way parents raise their children, and 37% say it is the influence of popular culture.

Notes
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