# "Violence in the Media" Answers

## Too Much Violence? (Results by gender)

1. Overall, kids did not think that there was too much violence in the media.

2. a. Approximately 889
b. Approximately 382
c. 2970
d. Approximately 43%

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## Too Much Violence? (Results by region)

1. The Southeast

2. The central region and the West

3. The Northeast

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## Favorite TV Shows and Movies (Overall results)

1. Comedies, action, and cartoons, in that order.
1. Horror, dramas, and music videos, from least to most popular.

2. Cartoons

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## Ratings for TV and Movies (Results by grade level)

1. The majority of kids said that the ratings for TV shows and movies do not make a difference.

2. The largest group of kids in grades K–5 said that ratings help kids decide whether or not a TV show or movie is appropriate. Forty-one percent of kids polled in grades K–5 said this.

3. Kids in grades 9–12. Ninety-eight percent of kids in high school voted this way.

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## Effects of Media Violence (Results by gender)

1. Overall, kids did not feel that watching violent TV shows and movies had an impact on people's behavior. Just over 50% voted this way.

2. The majority of girls voted that violence on TV and in the movies did make people more violent. Just over 50% voted this way.