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Sneak Preview: Parental Responsibility Crosstabs

What America Thinks: Parental Control

7% Think Parents Should Be Required to Support Children Over 18

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Survey of 1,000 American Adults
Conducted March 9-10, 2013
  Total Gender Age <40> Race Party Married Children at Home Income Investor Employment How closely have you followed recent news reports about a teenager who sued her parents for financial support? Should parents be required by law to provide financial support for their children after they reach the age of 18? Should parents be allowed to impose reasonable standards of behavior on children under 18 who are living with them? Should parents be allowed to punish in a reasonable fashion their children under 18 who fail to abide by these standards of behavior? Who is chiefly responsible for the behavior of a child under 18? Are you a parent? How important is it for children to grow up in a home with both of their parents? Do children who grow up in a home with both of their parents have an advantage over children who grew up in a single-parent home? Did you grow up in a home with both of your parents?
Adults Men Women 18-39 40-64 65+ < Men Men 40+ < Wom Wom 40+ White Black Other Republican Democrat Other Married Non Married Yes No Under $20K $20K-$40K $40K-$60K $60K-$75K $75-$100K More than $100K Not sure Yes No Gov't Entrepreneur Prvt. Co. Retired Other Very closely Somewhat closely Not very closely Not at all Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure The child in question His or her parents School authorities Judges The government Other Not sure Yes No Not sure Very important Somewhat important Not very important Not at all important Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure
Should parents be required by law to provide financial support for their children after they reach the age of 18? Yes 7% 8% 6% 7% 6% 8% 12% 6% 4% 7% 4% 7% 14% 7% 9% 5% 6% 8% 6% 7% 9% 7% 6% 5% 21% 1% 3% 5% 9% 8% 3% 6% 8% 10% 9% 4% 3% 14% 10% 100% 0% 0% 6% 36% 20% 6% 30% 18% 3% 8% 43% 6% 0% 2% 1% 7% 8% 3% 6% 7% 20% 0% 4% 5% 10% 10% 7% 5% 0%
No 83% 83% 83% 83% 85% 78% 73% 85% 84% 83% 84% 84% 80% 89% 78% 83% 84% 81% 85% 82% 79% 82% 83% 89% 64% 97% 81% 88% 78% 85% 85% 85% 78% 78% 84% 89% 82% 74% 64% 0% 100% 0% 85% 49% 53% 85% 56% 50% 91% 81% 55% 94% 84% 92% 61% 85% 79% 88% 86% 79% 70% 94% 68% 86% 82% 69% 82% 86% 100%
Not sure 10% 10% 11% 10% 9% 13% 14% 9% 12% 10% 12% 9% 6% 4% 13% 13% 10% 11% 9% 11% 12% 11% 11% 7% 14% 2% 17% 7% 13% 7% 12% 9% 13% 12% 7% 7% 15% 12% 26% 0% 0% 100% 9% 15% 27% 9% 15% 32% 7% 10% 2% 0% 16% 6% 38% 9% 13% 9% 8% 15% 11% 6% 28% 9% 9% 21% 11% 8% 0%
Survey Demographics
  Total
Adults
Gender Men 49%
Women 51%
  Total
Adults
Age 18-39 41%
40-64 40%
65+ 19%
  Total
Adults
Race White 65%
Black 11%
Other 24%
  Total
Adults
Party Republican 27%
Democrat 35%
Other 38%