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