Spanking Statistics

This is post 4 of 4 on Bullying. You might want to go back and read the previous parts: Bullying Part 1: Bullying Bullying Part 2: Bullying and Spanking Bullying Part 3: Bully Parenting Here are the main points from the previous posts: Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to dominate others. Spanking is the use of violence against children in an attempt to coerce a child’s behavior. If you spank your child, you are a bully. Normal parenting is usually just parents bullying a child. Almost all, if not all parents, are sometimes bully parents. Punishments and rewards are examples of bully parenting. General Social Survey SinceĀ 1972, the University of Chicago’s General Social Survey (GSS) has asked people a ton of questions, trying to determine how Americans feel about everything: parenting, crime, abortion, mental health, welfare, etc. You name it, they’ve probably asked it. In 1986 they started asking this question: Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that it is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard, spanking? Lets make sure we understand this. We’re not talking about a little swat on the butt. We’re talking about a “good, hard, spanking.” What percentage of american think that children need to be hit, I mean spanked? Here’s how the responses averaged out from 1986 to 2014: