National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted February 19-20,
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Should parents have the right to spank their own children?
2* Should teachers have the right to spank children in their class?
3* Should parents who spank their children be charged with child abuse?
4* Do you favor or oppose laws proposed in some states that would make it illegal for parents to spank their children?
5* Is discipline in public schools too tough, too easy or about right?
6* Is it harder for a teacher to maintain discipline in the classroom today than it was when you were a child in school?
7* Who is most responsible for a student's behavior in the classroom - the student, the student's parents, the teacher, school authorities or the police?
8* Should parents have a choice between sending their children to a school where disciplinary spanking is allowed and a school where spanking is not allowed?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence