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Gun Violence Study

Gun injuries are now the leading cause of death for children and teens ages 1-17. What actions do Americans think will effectively reduce gun violence?

Two independent studies conducted simultaneously in early 2024 delved into the topic of reducing gun violence: A mixed-method qualitative review of 74 participants, and a quantitative survey of over 3,000 respondents. Across these independent studies, numerous similarities were discovered—indicating that Americans are more alike than they are different when it comes to beliefs about gun violence’s impact on children and how to reduce it. Spanning both gun owners and non owners, as well as differing political parties, Americans share similar beliefs about gun safety responsibility, education, and the overwhelming need to reduce the impact of gun violence on children and teens. However, as these studies showed, Americans are hesitant and unsure of how to start conversations on the topic.

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