Via Politico:

Americans don’t think the president or Congress should force Hollywood to make fewer violent movies and television shows, according to a new poll.

Three-quarters of respondents to the Hollywood Reporter poll said it isn’t the role of Congress or President Barack Obama to pressure Hollywood to decrease on-screen violence. Support for government action was a bit higher among parents, with 35 percent support. The poll, released Thursday, was conducted by Penn Schoen Berland.

Forty-six percent said Hollywood should make fewer violent movies, and 48 percent said the number of violent movies should remain the same. Women were almost twice as likely as men to say fewer violent movies should be made. Seventy percent said there was too much violence in advertising, but only 34 percent want new restrictions.

There’s a sharp partisan divide on whether or not Hollywood is to blame for violent acts like the massacre of 20 first graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Sixty-eight percent of liberals blame the NRA more than Hollywood, while 74 percent of conservatives say the opposite.

One point of agreement emerged in the poll: 60 percent of Americans said mental illness was the top cause of mass killings.