Q11: REASON FOR SCHOOL SHOOTING

On April 20th of last year, some high school students in Littleton Colorado attacked and killed some of their classmates, using guns, pipe bombs and other explosives. What do you think is the main reason why this event happened?

ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
1 PARENTS DIDN'T PAY ATTENTION/PARENTS' NEGLECT 45839.8%
2 PEER PRESSURE - KIDS WEREN'T LIKE BY OTHER KIDS, W 272.3%
3 AVAILABILITY OF GUNS, WEAPONS 877.6%
4 LACK OF RELIGION, MORAL VALUES 564.9%
5 KIDS HAD PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS 726.3%
6 PLAYED VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES 40.3%
7 IMITATE OTHER SCHOOL SHOOTINGS 50.4%
8 GOT INFORMATION ON INTERNET 80.7%
9 KIDS EXPOSED TO VIOLENCE IN TV AND MOVIES 907.8%
10 KIDS WERE FRUSTRATED, ALIENATED 524.5%
11 LACK OF DISCIPLINE 433.7%
12 SCHOOL/POLICE/OTHER LACK OF ATTENTION 867.5%
13 GANGS - TRENCH COAT MAFIA 20.2%
96 EVERYTHING 10.1%
97 NOTHING 00.0%
98 OTHER 403.5%
99 DK/NA 11910.3%
Total 1,150 100%

Based upon 1,150 valid cases out of 1,150 total cases.

Location: 42-43 (width: 2; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Valid Data Values: 1 thru 99

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: CBS News Monthly Poll, April 2000.

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