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General Social Survey, 2006 - Analysis

SPANKING

Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that it is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard spanking?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) Strongly agree53226.7%26.7%-1.07
2) Agree89344.8%71.5%-0.14
3) Disagree40220.2%91.7%0.80
4) Strongly disagree1437.2%98.9%1.73
8) Don't know201.0%99.9%5.47
9) No answer20.1%100.0%6.40
Missing2518
Total Unweighted N = 1992





Age (I-AGE)

 18-29 years old30-44 years old45-59 years old60-74 years old75 years and olderMissingTotal
Strongly agree23.9%
83
28.0%
168
26.8%
145
26.7%
94
28.1%
41
126.7%
531
Agree45.5%
158
47.0%
282
46.2%
250
39.8%
140
42.5%
62
144.9%
892
Disagree21.3%
74
17.2%
103
19.0%
103
24.7%
87
22.6%
33
220.1%
400
Strongly disagree7.8%
27
6.8%
41
6.8%
37
8.0%
28
6.8%
10
07.2%
143
Don't know1.4%
5
0.8%
5
0.9%
5
0.9%
3
0.0%
0
20.9%
18
No answer0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.1%
2
Missing419773747369198252412
Total 100%
347
100%
600
100%
541
100%
352
100%
146
   
1986

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

 Less than once a yearAbout once or twice a yearSeveral times a year1-3 times a monthNearly every weekWeekly or moreMissingTotal
Strongly agree25.4%
156
23.1%
54
26.0%
52
27.4%
87
23.5%
23
30.5%
159
126.8%
531
Agree43.4%
266
44.4%
104
44.5%
89
45.3%
144
49.0%
48
46.3%
241
145.0%
892
Disagree21.7%
133
23.9%
56
21.0%
42
17.0%
54
20.4%
20
17.9%
93
420.1%
398
Strongly disagree8.3%
51
6.4%
15
7.5%
15
9.7%
31
6.1%
6
4.6%
24
17.2%
142
Don't know1.0%
6
2.1%
5
1.0%
2
0.6%
2
1.0%
1
0.6%
3
11.0%
19
No answer0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
00.1%
2
Missing709337302370142647252611
Total 100%
613
100%
234
100%
200
100%
318
100%
98
100%
521
   
1984

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh schoolAssociate/Junior collegeBachelor'sGraduateMissingTotal
Strongly agree30.2%
87
29.3%
285
31.4%
59
19.3%
69
17.3%
32
026.7%
532
Agree44.8%
129
47.1%
459
39.4%
74
44.3%
158
39.5%
73
044.8%
893
Disagree18.1%
52
16.5%
161
21.3%
40
24.4%
87
33.5%
62
020.2%
402
Strongly disagree6.3%
18
5.9%
57
5.9%
11
11.2%
40
9.2%
17
07.2%
143
Don't know0.7%
2
1.1%
11
1.6%
3
0.8%
3
0.5%
1
01.0%
20
No answer0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.1%
2
Missing403129918940621825183
Total 100%
288
100%
974
100%
188
100%
357
100%
185
   
1992

Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Strongly agree27.3%
238
26.3%
294
026.7%
532
Agree48.1%
419
42.3%
474
044.8%
893
Disagree18.9%
165
21.2%
237
020.2%
402
Strongly disagree4.7%
41
9.1%
102
07.2%
143
Don't know0.9%
8
1.1%
12
01.0%
20
No answer0.1%
1
0.1%
1
00.1%
2
Missing1131138725180
Total 100%
872
100%
1120
   
1992

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTotal
Strongly agree32.6%
334
20.4%
101
8.3%
3
20.4%
65
24.1%
26
326.7%
529
Agree44.5%
455
47.2%
234
36.1%
13
41.8%
133
50.9%
55
344.9%
890
Disagree17.4%
178
21.6%
107
33.3%
12
26.7%
85
15.7%
17
320.1%
399
Strongly disagree4.7%
48
9.7%
48
22.2%
8
9.4%
30
7.4%
8
17.2%
142
Don't know0.7%
7
1.2%
6
0.0%
0
1.6%
5
0.9%
1
11.0%
19
No answer0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.9%
1
00.1%
2
Missing130561842421117252915
Total 100%
1023
100%
496
100%
36
100%
318
100%
108
   
1981

Region (I-REGION)

 NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Strongly agree20.4%
64
25.7%
117
32.9%
250
21.9%
101
026.7%
532
Agree38.0%
119
43.9%
200
49.1%
374
43.3%
200
044.8%
893
Disagree26.5%
83
23.5%
107
12.5%
95
25.3%
117
020.2%
402
Strongly disagree13.4%
42
5.7%
26
5.0%
38
8.0%
37
07.2%
143
Don't know1.6%
5
1.1%
5
0.5%
4
1.3%
6
01.0%
20
No answer0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
00.1%
2
Missing39858298455425180
Total 100%
313
100%
456
100%
761
100%
462
   
1992

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