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Attitudes Toward Smoking in Public Places: Bars & Cocktail Lounges

Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, 2001-02 and 2003
Attitudes toward smoking in public places -- Percentage Estimates of the US household population, 18 or older, who believe that bars and cocktail lounges should be smoke-free.
State 2001-02 2003
Percent Sample Population Percent Sample Population
Total US 33.9 178745 196938645 37.5 173552 200387578
Alabama 33.6 2966 3138822 37.6 2786 3138289
Alaska 30.5 2303 400142 39.4 2160 397494
Arizona 33.6 2330 3438591 35.3 2304 3677322
Arkansas 28.6 2037 1795060 25.8 2125 1843204
California 54.4 11184 24460662 57.9 11321 24293837
Colorado 31.9 3673 3030664 37.2 3562 3175583
Connecticut 37.3 3116 2373850 40.6 2950 2386760
Delaware 35.1 2247 556740 41.2 2390 565931
District of Columbia 37.6 2069 392474 30.5 1951 424804
Florida 37 7627 11397886 43 7424 11875091
Georgia 32.6 2346 5680451 40 2400 5840447
Hawaii 34.9 1954 820671 46.5 1804 824267
Idaho 28.5 2446 895433 34.8 2452 916985
Illinois 28.4 6061 8598514 31.3 5773 8665045
Indiana 27.2 3605 4207176 31.4 3574 4290906
Iowa 25.1 3372 2053837 31.4 3199 2085025
Kansas 26.1 3296 1871872 31.1 3333 1871706
Kentucky 25.4 2449 2877644 24.1 2344 2860215
Louisiana 33.4 1773 3022682 29.3 1758 2934225
Maine 41 3369 954578 44.6 3234 944614
Maryland 31.2 2986 3801405 35.9 2770 3801410
Massachusetts 42.4 3366 4547664 45.7 3514 4658963
Michigan 27.9 4747 7014585 32 4603 6852626
Minnesota 24.5 3644 3464970 32 3376 3585596
Mississippi 37.2 1820 1945362 39.1 1716 1897388
Missouri 23.3 2897 3875551 28.1 2800 3992740
Montana 25.8 2158 650984 27.4 2189 647959
Nebraska 23.9 3157 1197232 32.4 2925 1234000
Nevada 26.9 3428 1385017 31.3 3720 1493045
New Hampshire 30.8 3158 901692 40.7 3067 910011
New Jersey 36.5 4313 5966715 37.5 4031 6152857
New Mexico 31.3 2011 1234659 35.6 1917 1248653
New York 36.2 8029 13095031 41.2 7660 13759293
North Carolina 28 3493 5383237 27.1 3449 5723224
North Dakota 23.3 3020 445227 33.2 2917 455495
Ohio 24.6 5655 7909152 28.7 5271 7893434
Oklahoma 29.3 2638 2342272 33.8 2575 2381247
Oregon 30.4 3026 2461557 38.6 2912 2500853
Pennsylvania 29 6235 8622042 30.3 6230 8777352
Rhode Island 35.6 2944 700483 41.8 2974 767914
South Carolina 34.4 2329 2863574 29.9 2222 2926582
South Dakota 25.4 3243 522461 30.3 3101 533275
Tennessee 25.1 2044 3874275 28.5 1864 3891278
Texas 32.7 7033 14163809 36.1 6797 14478539
Utah 25 2472 1422659 34 2436 1501493
Vermont 36.2 2897 459289 41.2 2738 455870
Virginia 31.6 2913 5051725 32.1 2628 5052412
Washington 29.3 3464 4184061 35.9 3258 4256978
West Virginia 30.5 2803 1318931 28.6 2633 1279226
Wisconsin 24.4 3915 3817903 30.4 3839 3912857
Wyoming 23.3 2684 347371 32.4 2576 353263

Assessed by asking: "In bars and cocktail lounges, do you think that smoking should be allowed in all areas, allowed in some areas, or not allowed at all?"

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Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014