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Most voters say bullying needs attention, poll finds

By Susan Essoyan

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 23, 2014

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Equality Hawai&lsquo;i Foundation, hoping to spark more efforts to prevent bullying, released poll data Thursday showing that voters think it's an important issue and that Caucasians in Hawaii are the ethnic group most likely to report being bullied.</span></p>
<p>Three-quarters of the 442 registered voters in the telephone poll said bullying was either a &quot;major problem&quot; or a &quot;large problem&quot; in Hawaii schools today. When asked to reflect on their own experiences growing up, 37 percent felt they had personally been bullied; Caucasians were the most likely to report being targeted, followed by Hawaiians and Fili&shy;pinos.</p>
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Equality Hawai‘i Foundation, hoping to spark more efforts to prevent bullying, released poll data Thursday showing that voters think it's an important issue and that Caucasians in Hawaii are the ethnic group most likely to report being bullied.

Three-quarters of the 442 registered voters in the telephone poll said bullying was either a "major problem" or a "large problem" in Hawaii schools today. When asked to reflect on their own experiences growing up, 37 percent felt they had personally been bullied; Caucasians were the most likely to report being targeted, followed by Hawaiians and Fili­pinos. Login for more...



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