April 11, 2023
About one in five American adults report that they had been personally threatened with a gun or had a family member killed by a gun, according to a national survey released today.
The latest report from the Kaiser Family Foundation focuses on Americans’ experiences with gun-related violence. The survey, conducted last month, tracks trends in gun-related incidents, as well as the public’s understanding of gun violence in the U.S.
“Despite the ubiquitous news of gun violence in this country and that so many people have experienced gun-related incidents, the public is largely unaware of the extent to which guns are responsible for the deaths of young people and the cause of death in many suicides,” the report notes.
Here’s what you need to know:
The survey was conducted from March 14–23 among a representative sample of U.S. adults. The survey is available to review online.
Pennsylvania hospitals continue to focus on initiatives to address gun violence in their communities. This includes a commitment to hospital-based intervention programs that can make a difference and new approaches focused on prevention.
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