WHAT YOU SAID
The Daily Press polled its online readers, asking which statement most closely reflected their experiences with corporal punishment, or spanking. Of 291 respondents, the majority – 80 percent, or 233 voters – indicated they had been spanked as children and spank, or will spank, their own children. Sixteen percent, or 48 respondents, indicated they’d been spanked as children, but would not spank their own children. Two percent, or seven respondents, said they were not spanked as children and don’t or won’t spank their own children. One percent, or three voters, said they had not been spanked as children, but will or do spank their own children.