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Poll reveals Americans' frustration, fear over gun violence | Updated: 2023-04-18 06:40
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People gather during a rally decrying rising gun violence while urging politicians to take action in Washington, DC, June 11, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

A recent poll shows US parents are increasingly concerned about gun violence at school, with 77 percent of them saying they are at least "somewhat concerned" about this issue, CBS News reported on Sunday.

CBS News and YouGov jointly conducted a poll of more than 2,000 adults across the US from April 12 to 14. The results showed 77 percent of American parents are worried their children's schools will experience gun violence, an increase from 72 percent in 2022.

More than six out of 10 parents also said their children express worry over gun violence, either a lot or sometimes.

The poll also found "frustrated" is the most commonly used adjective by Americans in political gun debates, more than "angry" and a lot more than "satisfied".

"That frustration may be, in part, because most Americans don't see either political party as particularly effective in keeping people safe from gun violence," the report said.

About half of Americans say guns make the country "dangerous", more so than "safe" by a wide margin, it added.

Four people were killed and at least 20 more injured in a shooting during a teenager's birthday party on Saturday night in the small Alabama town of Dadeville. The killings marked the latest high-profile gun violence in the US.

Mass shootings have become commonplace in the US, with more than 164 as of April 17.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, 12,358 people have died from gun violence in the US as of April 15, including 437 teens and 75 children.

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