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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   Alabama 52% 87% 31%
2   Arkansas 53% 86% 33%
3   Tennessee 51% 84% 30%
4   Mississippi 53% 83% 26%
5   Georgia 32% 82% 30%
6   Oklahoma 46% 82% 33%
7   Louisiana 41% 81% 29%
8   Kentucky 41% 80% 29%
8   South Carolina 31% 80% 27%
10   Wyoming 26% 80% 45%
11   Indiana 33% 79% 40%
12   West Virginia 37% 78% 26%
13   Idaho 23% 76% 46%
13   Montana 23% 76% 41%
13   Ohio 31% 76% 37%
13   Texas 32% 76% 33%
17   Kansas 24% 75% 38%
17   Missouri 25% 75% 33%
17   Nevada 19% 75% 38%
17   North Carolina 35% 75% 26%
17   Virginia 25% 75% 29%
22   Florida 28% 74% 32%
23   Maryland 18% 73% 23%
24   Nebraska 17% 73% 39%
24   South Dakota 20% 73% 38%
24   Washington 16% 73% 37%
27   Alaska 21% 72% 36%
27   Colorado 17% 72% 33%
27   Michigan 18% 72% 35%
30   Delaware 16% 71% 26%
30   New Mexico 25% 71% 31%
32   Arizona 13% 70% 35%
32   Illinois 17% 70% 30%
32   Iowa 21% 70% 40%
32   Pennsylvania 19% 70% 29%
36   North Dakota 16% 69% 36%
37   Hawaii 19% 68% 23%
37   Wisconsin 13% 68% 31%
39   Oregon 16% 67% 36%
40   California 15% 65% 30%
40   Utah 15% 65% 38%
42   Maine 14% 64% 25%
43   Minnesota 15% 63% 34%
44   New York 13% 62% 26%
45   New Jersey 10% 61% 27%
46   New Hampshire 8% 60% 26%
47   Connecticut 9% 59% 28%
47   Rhode Island 9% 59% 24%
49   Massachusetts 9% 57% 23%
50   Vermont 9% 55% 26%
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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