June 22, 2022: Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Americans think it is likely that they or a close family member will be killed in a random mass shooting, including 11% who think it is very likely. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 47% think it is not likely, including 17% who think it is not at all likely, and 16% are not sure.
The survey also found that 80% of Americans think that if a person commits a crime before turning 18, that juvenile record should be considered when doing a background check for buying a gun. Eighty-four percent (84%) say that, if a family owns guns, parents should be legally responsible for ensuring that their children only use those guns in an appropriate manner, and 48% say that, if a young man commits murder using one of his parents' weapons, the parents should be charged with a crime.
The survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on June 9-11, 2022. Fieldwork for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation's population of registered voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.
The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 2.8 percentage points.
Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left nearly a decade ago and has had no involvement since that time.
Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is a political analyst, author, public speaker, independent public opinion pollster and columnist for Creators Syndicate. Read Scott Rasmussen's Reports — More Here.
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