Newly released polling data shows that Americans see mental health issues as the leading reason for mass shootings.
The issue has risen again to the center of national attention after a pair of deadly mass shootings this month.
Rasmussen Reports released the polling Tuesday which showed only 30% blame “access to firearms.”
“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. voters believe mental health is more to blame for mass shootings by young men in America, while 30% blame access to firearms.”
Other issues, like social media, got some of the blame as well.
“Ten percent (10%) think family problems are more to blame for mass shootings, while another 10% blame social media. Only four percent (4%) think school problems are more to blame,” Rasmussen said.