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Do you think spanking with a hand should be legal or illegal for parents to use on their children?

  • Legal

    81%
  • Illegal

    9%
  • Not sure

    10%

Do you think spanking with an item like a switch, belt or strap should be legal or illegal for parents to use on their children?

  • Legal

    32%
  • Illegal

    53%
  • Not sure

    15%

Do you think spanking that causes bruising should be legal or illegal for parents to use on their children?

  • Legal

    10%
  • Illegal

    75%
  • Not sure

    15%

Do you think spanking that breaks the skin should be legal or illegal for parents to use on their children?

  • Legal

    4%
  • Illegal

    86%
  • Not sure

    10%

Do you think hitting or slapping should be legal or illegal for parents to use on their children?

  • Legal

    31%
  • Illegal

    49%
  • Not sure

    21%

Do you think hitting or slapping should be legal or illegal for parents to use on their children?

  • Yes

    49%
  • No

    32%
  • Not sure

    19%

Do you think corporal punishment is psychologically damaging to a child, or not?

  • Yes

    34%
  • No

    43%
  • Not sure

    23%

Did your parents ever use corporal punishment when you were a child?

  • Yes

    71%
  • No

    23%
  • Prefer not to say

    6%

Do you think the United States has a moral obligation to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?

  • Yes

    53%
  • No

    23%
  • Not sure

    24%

Do you think the United States should or should not send financial aid to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?

  • Should

    42%
  • Should not

    31%
  • Not sure

    26%

Do you think the United States should or should not send medical supplies to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?

  • Should

    82%
  • Should not

    8%
  • Not sure

    10%

Do you think the United States should or should not send medical personnel to train and assist doctors to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?

  • Should

    62%
  • Should not

    18%
  • Not sure

    20%

Do you think the United States should or should not send troops to help enforce quarantines of Ebola patients to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?

  • Should

    17%
  • Should not

    58%
  • Not sure

    25%

Do you think the United States should or should not invest more money in Ebola research to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?

  • Should

    60%
  • Should not

    17%
  • Not sure

    23%

How closely are you following news about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?

  • Very closely

    16%
  • Somewhat closely

    45%
  • Not very closely

    23%
  • Not closely at all

    15%

How excited are you by the news that Kate Middleton is expecting a second child?

  • Very excited

    7%
  • Somewhat excited

    18%
  • Not very excited

    19%
  • Not at all excited

    48%
  • Not sure

    9%

Do you think you will pay more attention, less attention, or about the same amount of attention to news about Kate Middleton’s second pregnancy compared to her first pregnancy?

  • More attention

    3%
  • The same amount of attention

    56%
  • Less attention

    32%
  • Not sure

    10%

Do you think the news media spends too much time, too little time, or about the right amount of time covering news about Britain’s royal family?

  • Too much time

    56%
  • The right amount of time

    26%
  • Too little time

    2%
  • Not sure

    16%

How closely are you following news about the group known as the Islamic State, ISIS or ISIL that has been operating in Syria and Iraq?

  • Very closely

    27%
  • Somewhat closely

    41%
  • Not very closely

    19%
  • Not closely at all

    13%

Would you support or oppose the United States conducting air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria?

  • Strongly support

    37%
  • Somewhat support

    29%
  • Somewhat oppose

    8%
  • Strongly oppose

    7%
  • Not sure

    19%

Would you support or oppose the United States sending ground troops to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria?

  • Strongly support

    13%
  • Somewhat support

    25%
  • Somewhat oppose

    18%
  • Strongly oppose

    25%
  • Not sure

    20%

Do you think the news media has overplaying or underplaying the threat posed by Islamic State militants?

  • Overplaying threat

    12%
  • Coverage of the threat has been about right

    37%
  • Underplaying the threat

    23%
  • Not sure

    28%