Which of the world’s largest economies has the most firearm deaths?

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In the wake of many recent mass shootings, U.S. President Joe Biden is calling for new gun safety restrictions, including the possibility of expanding background checks and banning the sales of assault weapons.

 

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Compared globally, the U.S. rate of violent deaths involving a firearm per 100,000 population comes in well below countries such as Venezuela and El Salvador which had rates of 51.1 and 43.7 in 2018, respectively.

 

As this data from the Small Arms Survey shows, the U.S. rate of 3.8 is high compared to the world’s other large economies and other high-income countries. Among the world’s largest economies by nominal GDP, France comes closest to the American rate with 0.5 violent firearm deaths per 100,000, while more decimal places are needed to get down to the rates for the UK (England and Wales), China and Japan.

 

The only other major high-income countries with more violent gun deaths than the United States in relation to the population were Uruguay (9.0/100,000), Panama (7.5/100,000) and Saudi Arabia (5.4/100,000).

 

This article originally appeared on Statista.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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President Biden’s approval rating has been taking a bit of a battering of late, and as new analysis of survey data by Gallup reveals, it’s among the younger voters where the biggest falls are being recorded.

 

Here are the percentage point changes in Biden’s approval rating (from January-June 2022 to September 2021-March 2022) by generation.

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -21

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -19

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -15

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -7

 

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There has been a 21 point drop in approval with members of Generation Z (born 1997 to 2004) since the first half of 2021, bringing the rate down to just 39 percent, the lowest of all the generation groups having been joint highest with Millennials. Speaking of which, those born between 1981 and 1996 registered a 19-point decrease in approval of the president, falling to 41 percent, and one percent below the national average of 42 percent.

 

Gallup provides some context for the changes: “By the summer (of 2021), as coronavirus cases unexpectedly rose, Biden had lost significant support among Generation Z, millennials and Generation X, ranging from seven- to ten-percentage-point drops. But his approval rating held steady among baby boomers and traditionalists. All generational groups have become less approving of Biden since the summer, after the troubled U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in late August 2021, with the exception of traditionalists, whose approval has not changed.”

 

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Survey results are based on combined samples of 14,229 Americans ,18 years of age or older. The survey was conducted by Gallop. More methodology and source information can be found on Statista.

 

This article originally appeared on Statista.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

 

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