Originally published: March 4, 2013
Last updated: March 4, 2013 - 8:55pm
According to Vanity Fair/60 Minutes poll, the "vast majority agree violent games and films contribute to violence in society," while most believe stricter gun laws would not make most people feel safer.
According to the poll, 80% of respondents said they believed depictions of violence in popular culture -- some "movies and video games" -- contribute to violence in society. Of those, 45% said it contributed a lot, while another 35% said it contributed "some." Only 6% of said they thought it did not contribute to real-world violence. Women were much more likely to say entertainment violence contributed a lot (55%) than were men (35%).
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