Poll: 67 Percent Of Republicans Think Video Games Are Bigger Threat Than Guns

February 7, 2013 10:11 a.m.

As Republican leaders insist that the debate over gun violence in America should also address the role of violent entertainment, the latest findings from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling released Thursday showed that the vast majority of GOP voters nationwide believe video games are a bigger threat than guns.

Given the choice between the two, 67 percent of Republican voters said violent video games represent a bigger threat to safety than guns. Fourteen percent said guns are the bigger safety threat. 

While most Democrats in Washington continue to push for new laws governing the sale of firearms, Republicans have sought to shift the debate away from gun control by drawing attention to violent video games and mental health problems — as Thursday’s poll results appear to reflect.

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