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Disciplining a Child 08/24/05
SORT ► Sorted By: "OK To Wash Mouth Out With Soap"
Sorted By: "OK To Spank A Kid"
Sorted By: "OK for Teacher To Spank Student"
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Disciplining a Child 08/24/05
"Do you think it is OK to wash a child's mouth out with soap?"
"Do you think it is OK to spank a child?"      
"Do you think it is OK for a school teacher
to spank a student?"
       
        Alphabetized            
#       State     Yes Yes Yes
1   Idaho 23% 76% 46%
2   Wyoming 26% 80% 45%
3   Montana 23% 76% 41%
4   Indiana 33% 79% 40%
4   Iowa 21% 70% 40%
6   Nebraska 17% 73% 39%
7   Kansas 24% 75% 38%
7   Nevada 19% 75% 38%
7   South Dakota 20% 73% 38%
7   Utah 15% 65% 38%
11   Ohio 31% 76% 37%
11   Washington 16% 73% 37%
13   Alaska 21% 72% 36%
13   North Dakota 16% 69% 36%
13   Oregon 16% 67% 36%
16   Arizona 13% 70% 35%
16   Michigan 18% 72% 35%
18   Minnesota 15% 63% 34%
19   Arkansas 53% 86% 33%
19   Colorado 17% 72% 33%
19   Missouri 25% 75% 33%
19   Oklahoma 46% 82% 33%
23   Texas 32% 76% 33%
24   Florida 28% 74% 32%
25   Alabama 52% 87% 31%
25   New Mexico 25% 71% 31%
25   Wisconsin 13% 68% 31%
28   California 15% 65% 30%
28   Georgia 32% 82% 30%
28   Illinois 17% 70% 30%
28   Tennessee 51% 84% 30%
32   Kentucky 41% 80% 29%
32   Louisiana 41% 81% 29%
32   Pennsylvania 19% 70% 29%
32   Virginia 25% 75% 29%
36   Connecticut 9% 59% 28%
37   New Jersey 10% 61% 27%
37   South Carolina 31% 80% 27%
39   Delaware 16% 71% 26%
39   Mississippi 53% 83% 26%
39   New Hampshire 8% 60% 26%
39   New York 13% 62% 26%
39   North Carolina 35% 75% 26%
39   Vermont 9% 55% 26%
39   West Virginia 37% 78% 26%
46   Maine 14% 64% 25%
47   Rhode Island 9% 59% 24%
48   Hawaii 19% 68% 23%
48   Maryland 18% 73% 23%
48   Massachusetts 9% 57% 23%
Weighted Average 23% 72% 31%
('Weighted Average' means each state is weighted proportionally to its share of USA population. For example, California, the most populated state, is given 71 times the weight of WY the least populated state, in a weighted avg.)
Unweighted Average 24% 72% 32%
('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight, or 1/50th of the total. Population density is not taken into account).
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600 adults age 18+ in each of the 50 states were interviewed 08/12/05 to 08/14/05. You must credit SurveyUSA of Verona NJ if you broadcast, print, or cite these results in whole or part. Click on each state to open link which contains the margin of sampling error and a complete statement of methodology.
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