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Questions - Parent Financial Responsibility - March 9-10, 2014




National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted March 9-10, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about a teenager who sued her parents for financial support?

2* An 18-year-old teenager who says her parents forced her to leave home has sued those parents for financial support and college tuition. Should parents be required by law to provide financial support for their children after they reach the age of 18?

3* Should parents be allowed to impose reasonable standards of behavior on children under 18 who are living with them?

4* Should parents be allowed to punish in a reasonable fashion their children under 18 who fail to abide by these standards of behavior?

5* Who is chiefly responsible for the behavior of a child under 18 – the child him- or herself, his or her parents, school authorities, judges, or the government?

6* How important is it for children to grow up in a home with both of their parents – very important, somewhat important, not very important, not at all important?

7* 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?

8* Did you grow up in a home with both of your parents?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence