Question: "Do you think it is OK to wash a child's mouth out with soap?
-- 46% in Idaho say "Yes" (highest in the nation).
-- 23% in Massachusetts, Maryland and Hawaii say "Yes" (lowest in the nation).
-- Top 10 States are all "Red" States.
-- Average "Yes" for entire USA: 31%.
Question: "Do you think it is ok to spank a child?"
-- 87% in Alabama say "Yes" (highest in the nation).
-- 55% in Vermont say "Yes" (lowest in the nation).
-- Top 22 States are all "Red" States.
-- Average "Yes" for entire USA: 72%.
Question: "Do you think it is OK for a school teacher to spank a student?"
-- 53% in Arkansas and Mississippi say "Yes" (highest in the nation).
-- 8% in New Hampshire say "Yes" (lowest in the nation).
-- Top 25 States are all "Red" States.
-- Average "Yes" for entire USA: 23%.
SurveyUSA interviews 600 adults in each of the 50 states every month. Interviews are conducted on the same days, at the same time, in all states. Interviews for these questions were conducted 8/12/05 through 8/14/05. Margin of sampling error is calculated for each question separately, and is available at the url for each of the results. A complete statement of methodology accompanies each separate poll.
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