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Table 3. 1998-199 Tobacco Use Supplement, Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS):

Attitudes toward smoking in public places -- Estimates of the percentage of the US household population, 18 or older, who believe that public areas should be smoke-free*

Public Area: Total (%) Male (%) Female (%)
Restaurants
51.9
48.9
54.6
Hospitals
83.0
81.2
84.7
Indoor work areas
68.2
63.4
72.5
Bars and cocktail lounges
29.8
27.1
32.3
Indoor sporting events
71.7
67.8
75.2
Indoor shopping malls
69.4
66.0
72.5
Population size** (thousands)
191,095
91,770
99,325
Sample size**
169,732
73,218
96,514

*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?"
Table was updated in May 2002.

**Based on 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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