After the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that left 26 dead—20 of whom were small children—the American public is in search of ways to prevent another such massacre from happening in a country where there have been several mass shootings so far in 2012 alone. More than half of people surveyed thought that increased police presence at schools would be the best help. Better mental health screening and treatment were favored by half of Americans. Forty-seven percent said that decreasing media and video game sensationalism of violence was also a viable answer.

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