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Table 3. 2001-2002 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS):

Attitudes toward smoking in public places -- Percentage Estimates (95% Confidence Intervals) of the US household population, 18 or older, who believe that public areas should be smoke-free*.

Public Area: Total (%) Male (%) Female (%)
Restaurants 57.5
(57.1-57.8)
54.2
(53.8-54.7)
60.5
(60.1-60.9)
Hospitals 86.7
(86.4-87.0)
85.1
(84.7-85.5)
88.2
(87.9-88.5)
Indoor work areas 74.3
(74.0-74.7)
69.9
(69.5-70.4)
78.4
(78.0-78.7)
Bars and cocktail lounges 33.9
(33.6-34.3)
31.0
(30.6-31.4)
36.7
(36.3-37.1)
Indoor sporting events 76.8
(76.4-77.2)
73.1
(72.6-73.5)
80.2
(79.8-80.7)
Indoor shopping malls 76.0
(75.6-76.4)
72.8
(72.3-73.2)
79.0
(78.6-79.3)
Population size** (thousands) 196,939 94,611 102,328
Sample size** 178,745 78,381 100,364

*Assessed by asking: "In (PUBLIC AREA), do you think that smoking should be allowed in all areas, allowed in some areas, or not allowed at all?"

**Based on population/sample size applying to the item in the series having the fewest respondents providing other than a Don't Know or Refusal response.


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