Blacks and other minority Americans are more likely than whites to think bullying is a Very Serious problem in schools today.
Interestingly, those with children in the home are less likely to say bullying is a serious problem than those who don't have children living with them. However, by a 12-point margin, people with children in the home are more likely to say someone in their family has experienced bullying in school.
Women are far more likely than men to think bullying is a bigger problem today than in the past.
More than half (58%) who say that Americans as a whole are becoming ruder and less civilized believe that bullying is a bigger problem today than it was in the past.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of all adults think parents are chiefly responsible for dealing with the bullying problem, but more than two-thirds of those who consider school bullying a Very Serious problem believe instead that it is a matter for the police to handle.
Adults over 40 are more likely than younger adults to think bullying is a bigger problem today.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Who Worries Most about School Bullying?
Bullying – whether physical or in cyberspace – is the subject of more and more headlines and the growing target of legislation across the nation.
Most Americans agree bullying among school-age children is a serious problem, but here are several things you may not know about what America thinks about this problem.
Click through the slide show to see the findings that you may have missed.