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Since shooting more feel unsafe at movies
Twelve movie goers were shot and killed with up to fifty nine more people injured by gunfire at the Century 16 movie theaters at the Aurora Mall in Aurora, Colorado on July 20, 2012. The victims were attending a midnight premiere of the new Batman movie. The suspect, James Holmes, surrendered to police and is in custody. UPI/Gary C. Caskey | License Photo

UTICA, N.Y., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- More than a fifth of American adults don't feel safe in movie theaters since the shootings in Colorado, and some have stopped going altogether, a survey finds.

A poll released Friday by IBOPE Inteligencia found that 23 percent of adults say they don't feel safe in movie theaters since the shootings in Aurora, Colo. Some 8 percent say they have avoided going to see films at all.

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And while many of those surveyed -- 45 percent -- strongly agreed or somewhat agreed security should be strengthened at showings of The Dark Knight Rises, an overwhelming number (63 percent) disagreed that stronger gun laws would have prevented the incident

Some 61 percent strongly or somewhat agreed laws should be tightened to make it harder to purchase weapons, but an equal number, 62 percent, said it was unlikely significant new gun laws would be passed.

Some 2,128 U.S. adults participated in the survey, which was conducted online July 27-31. The margin of error was plus or minus 2.2 percent.

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