Results for - Spanking? Okay or not?

1,961 voters participated in this survey

  • 1. Were you spanked as a child?
    Yes | 72.72% | 1,426 votes
    No | 27.28% | 535 votes
  • 2. Will you/do you spank your kids?
    Yes | 24.63% | 483 votes
    Depends on the circumstances | 41.20% | 808 votes
    Never | 31.11% | 610 votes
    Other (please specify) | 3.06% | 60 votes
  • 3. How frequently do you spank your kids?
    Once a day | 7.14% | 140 votes
    Once a week | 8.11% | 159 votes
    Once a month | 10.45% | 205 votes
    Once a year | 12.85% | 252 votes
    I never spank my kids | 37.58% | 737 votes
    Other (please specify) | 23.87% | 468 votes
  • 4. What other forms of punishment do you feel are more effective?
    Time outs | 54.00% | 1,059 votes
    Cancelling of events | 46.10% | 904 votes
    No TV | 55.69% | 1,092 votes
    No internet | 49.62% | 973 votes
    No video games | 51.71% | 1,014 votes
    Grounding | 51.25% | 1,005 votes
    Other (please specify) | 5.66% | 111 votes
  • 5. Which do you believe are correct statements?
    Spanking is effective | 48.60% | 953 votes
    Spanking lowers self esteem | 38.04% | 746 votes
    Spanking lowers IQ | 12.65% | 248 votes
    Other (please specify) | 9.54% | 187 votes
  • 6. Should government have clear legislation regarding prohibition of spanking?
    Yes | 28.56% | 560 votes
    No | 52.83% | 1,036 votes
    Undecided | 18.61% | 365 votes

02/11/2012 Living 10 points 43

Comments

  • Mjones307 profile photo
    A good spanking works
    about 1 year
  • nm156 profile photo
    Spanking is just your perverted 'caregiver' getting off at your expense.
    about 1 year
  • rowszee profile photo
    The government already has too much say in our lives. Keep them out of our homes and family decisions!
    about 1 year
  • porkchop913 profile photo
    my father used the silent treatment, my self esteem is zero because of it, so those of you who say the silent treatment works is wrong. it is just verbal/nonverbal abuse, being ignored and acting as if you didn't exist was so hurtful that I began to wish I wasn't born. would rather have a parent care by getting my attention and correcting the bad behavior. Those of you who believe in silent treatment are fools.
    about 1 year
  • leshia34 profile photo
    Spanking is effectfive, unless you use it too often. It is also bad if you do not do it out of love. If you are angry when you spank, you should have a waiting period before any actions. You should also talk with your child and make sure they understand why they are getting a spanking. After the spanking , my children always give me a hug and an apology, they know I use spanking as a last resort and there was a lesson that I needed them to learn. :)
    about 1 year
  • greyhound profile photo
    my baby likes to shoot pool
    about 1 year
  • vern19702004 profile photo
    There were a lot less problems with kids when it was allowed to spank a child. Look at how kids talk to adults. In my day i knew better because my Dad would smack my butt or pop me in the mouth
    about 1 year
  • cpatches profile photo
    There is spanking and there is beating , beating a child in not right I was beat as a child , it's never right but spanking is ok only on the butt
    about 1 year
  • ilamc20 profile photo
    there is spanking and then there is getting their attention, spanking only proves that the bigger "child" hits the smaller child - the goal is to correct the poor behavior not embarrass the child. still not certain why it works but the silent treatment works beautifully with my kids. it was a favorite of my moms.
    about 1 year
  • TSP1973 profile photo
    I remember when I was a kid, I was spanked every now and then. But I learned my lesson and did not repeat my Bad Behavior. Look at the kids today, disrespecting their Parents, Elders, Teachers, People in Authority, Breaking the Law, Killing People. Kids need to be spanked, they will learn!
    over 2 years
  • RoachOnAtree profile photo
    spanking is messed up. take out your anger on your child? why have a child..
    over 2 years
  • Omsetti profile photo
    Sometimes you have to get their attention. Right now parents are too permissive with their children and the children are running wild. This does not mean you have to spank them all the time or abuse them or beat them but a sharp rap on the butt will certainly get their attention. There comes an age when it is inappropriate to spank a child but by then you either have control or you don't and then the criminal justice system has to take control
    over 2 years
  • consultantjoe70 profile photo
    Good grief...the occasional swat on the bum has never hurt any one...it is all the people who lose control that makeit look bad
    over 2 years
  • cisein profile photo
    All kids need a good spanking once in a while. Look at what kids are like now that they can't be swatted. Spanking is not the same as beating. I was spanked as a kid, belt, wooden spoon, a willow switch, even a cheese grater. My husband was spanked, bonked on the head with a phone, wacked with a shoe.whipped with an extension cord... We both love and respect our parents, have good jobs, pay our bills, help others when we can, and enjoy time with our families. It is part of growing up with limits.
    over 2 years
  • chell3 profile photo
    There is a difference between spanking and beating. i think spanking should be allowed. but if your seen in public spanking your child somebody may call DCFS. its just wrong. where are our rights!! These are our kids and now there trying to tell us what to do. They didnt raise them, we did!!!
    over 2 years
  • MandaaPandaa profile photo
    Spanking could be a way to show them that their behavior is wrong.. But beating a child is never the answer. Instead do something else that you feel would be more effective. If your going to spank, don't over do it. If you can see your hand print on them or even belt marks, your abusing your child!
    over 2 years
  • tht626 profile photo
    I don't think an occasional spanking is wrong. It depends on the event because the punishment should fit the crime. I spanked my children as a last resort, but they would have to have done something pretty bad. I don't believe in spanking children that are teenagers. My generation was the generation of parents spanking and the baby boomers have turned out alright. The generation that are teenagers now have lost something in their upbringing. No respect for authority. They should have been spanked.
    over 2 years
  • mommytomany profile photo
    a spanking is a far cry from a beating. spanking isn't done out of anger. I have used spankings as a punishment, but it has never been a beating or done out of anger. My kids are very respectful and certainly do not have a lower IQ, A beating will live marks or scars for life, a spanking is done will not,
    over 2 years
  • jarhead profile photo
    spanking is not hitting some people are just stupid, these are probably the same people that will raise mass murderers because they were given everything and had no limits
    over 2 years
  • jarhead profile photo
    it depends on how one spanks, spanking doesn't INSTILL ANGER, or else there this world would be a worse place 200-1000 years ago, until people believed that spanking is evil thats when the world has gone seriously wrong, I wasn't spanked and I REBELLED, my parents couldn't control me, they should have beat my but. Theres something wrong with beating a kid, but not spanking. anyone who thinks spanking is going to make a child violent is a stupid idiot
    over 2 years
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