Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20314
 
1Do you think bullying at schools is a serious problem that needs to be addressed? Or is it a normal part of growing up?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.1%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Serious Problem74%67%80%82%69%72%75%**92%56%
Part Of Growing Up21%29%14%15%26%22%21%**6%39%
Not Sure5%3%6%3%5%6%5%**3%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%33%38%85%2%7%6%
 
 
2If a child harasses another child verbally, but not physically, would you still consider that to be bullying?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.6%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes85%79%89%94%82%80%84%**94%81%
No12%17%7%6%13%15%13%**0%14%
Not Sure4%4%3%0%5%6%4%**6%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%33%38%85%2%7%6%
 
 
3How much of a problem do you think bullying is in local schools? A major problem? A minor problem? Or no problem at all?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Major Problem52%47%56%51%50%54%50%**70%49%
Minor Problem42%46%38%40%45%41%43%**30%45%
No Problem At All3%5%1%6%1%2%3%**0%5%
Not Sure3%2%5%3%4%3%4%**0%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%33%38%85%2%7%6%
 
 
4Do you think schools do enough to prevent bullying? Or do you think they could be doing more?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.2%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Do Enough21%24%17%21%23%18%21%**21%12%
Could Be Doing More70%70%71%71%69%71%69%**79%81%
Not Sure9%6%11%8%8%11%10%**0%8%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%33%38%85%2%7%6%
 
 
5Do you think parents should get involved if a student is bullying another student?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.4%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes86%85%88%82%91%86%86%**97%67%
No3%4%2%0%5%5%4%**0%3%
Not Sure10%11%10%18%4%9%10%**3%29%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%33%38%85%2%7%6%
 
 
6Were you ever bullied at school?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.4%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes65%72%59%81%68%52%64%**75%67%
No32%23%39%19%28%44%33%**25%26%
Not Sure3%4%2%0%4%4%3%**0%7%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%33%38%85%2%7%6%
 
 
7Have you ever talked to your child about bullying?
278 ParentsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.4%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes96%97%95%95%98%89%96%**100%96%
No4%3%5%5%2%11%4%**0%4%
Not Sure0%---------
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Parents100%39%61%40%54%6%83%2%8%7%
 
 
8Have any of your children ever been the victim of bullying at school?
278 ParentsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 6%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes53%37%63%47%58%51%54%**37%59%
No42%57%32%48%37%40%41%**63%38%
Not Sure5%6%4%5%4%9%6%**0%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Parents100%39%61%40%54%6%83%2%8%7%
 
 
9Did you report the incident to the school?
148 Whose Child Was BulliedAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 8%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes61%78%55%34%75%87%62%**31%80%
No31%22%34%43%25%13%28%**69%20%
Not Sure8%0%11%22%0%0%10%**0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Whose Child Was Bullied100%28%72%36%59%6%84%3%6%8%
 
 
10Has your child ever been accused of BEING the bully?
278 ParentsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes6%7%6%0%11%8%8%**0%0%
No91%92%90%95%88%89%89%**100%100%
Not Sure3%1%4%5%1%2%3%**0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Parents100%39%61%40%54%6%83%2%8%7%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.