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GR197O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
Now we would like to ask you some questions about when you were growing up. When you were growing up and you were disobedient, how often did your parents slap or spank you? Would you say they slapped or spanked you almost always, most of the time, sometimes, rarely, or never? (GR197O)
TOTAL%
1) Almost always194.5
2) Most of the time5412.7
3) Sometimes15736.9
4) Rarely13932.6
5) Never5613.1
8) Dont know10.2
Missing1,607 
TOTAL426100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


CRE1797O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
When your [children] misbehave, how often do you slap or spank (them/him/her)? Would you say you slap or spank them almost always, most of the time, sometimes, rarely, or never? (CRE1797O)
TOTAL%
2) Most of the time10.5
3) Sometimes5126.3
4) Rarely8543.8
5) Never5327.3
8) Dont know31.5
9) Refused10.5
Missing1,839 
TOTAL194100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


KID697N from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
When your [children] misbehave(s), how often do you slap or spank (him/her/them)? Would you say you slap or spank (him/her/them) almost always, most of the time, sometimes, rarely, or never? (KID697N)
TOTAL%
3) Sometimes1124.4
4) Rarely1635.6
5) Never1635.6
8) Dont know24.4
Missing1,988 
TOTAL45100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


SPNKNG_2 from General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)
Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that it is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard spanking? (SPANKING_2) (SPNKNG_2)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable99749.9
1) Strongly agree26813.4
2) Agree45122.6
3) Disagree21610.8
4) Strongly disagree613.1
8) Dont know50.3
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL2000100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


SPNKNG_3 from General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)
Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that it is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard spanking? (SPANKING_3) (SPNKNG_3)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,16058.0
1) Strongly agree1979.9
2) Agree38419.2
3) Disagree1949.7
4) Strongly disagree572.9
8) Dont know60.3
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL2000100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


CORPPUN from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q62d. If you have children, how well do the following statements describe your family? Our family does not believe in the use of corporal punishment (such as spanking) (CORPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all24638.6
2) Not very well13220.7
3) Somewhat well13821.7
4) Very well9214.4
8) Undecided294.6
Missing1,010 
TOTAL637100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


SPANKING from General Social Survey, 2006
Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that it is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard spanking? (SPANKING)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree53226.7
2) Agree89344.8
3) Disagree40220.2
4) Strongly disagree1437.2
8) Dont know201.0
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1992100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


SI10SPNK from State of Disunion Survey, 1996
Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. J. It is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good hard spanking. (SI10SPNK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree37620.7
2) Mostly agree79643.8
3) Mostly disagree37320.5
4) Completely disagree18810.3
5) Dont know854.7
TOTAL1818100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


W19SPANK from State of Disunion Survey, 1996
Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. S. Spanking a child (W19SPANK)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated1809.4
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated21811.4
3) Right for some, but not for me personally43322.6
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others39320.5
5) Right for all39320.5
6) Not a moral issue29715.5
TOTAL1914100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


AGRDISC3 from Taiwan Social Change Survey, 1985
To what extent do you agree with each of the following statements? There is a need for parents to practice corporal punishment on their children. (AGRDISC3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3127.4
2) Agree83519.9
3) Somewhat agree1,74241.5
4) Somewhat disagree71117.0
5) Disagree3017.2
6) Strongly disagree1804.3
7) No comment1132.7
TOTAL4194100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


DISCIP2 from Faith and Family in America, 2005
Do you agree or disagree? It is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good hard spanking. (DISCIP2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41336.5
2) Somewhat agree31027.4
3) Somewhat disagree14813.1
4) Strongly disagree23620.9
5) Dont know/refused242.1
TOTAL1131100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SPANK from Endtime Family (Children of God), 1997
How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following - It is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard spanking. (SPANK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17417.2
2) Agree63362.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree11211.0
4) Disagree616.0
5) Strongly disagree181.8
6) Cant choose161.6
TOTAL1014100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Non-Random
Mode:Mailed


FSPANK from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component
Imagine that you have set a 9:00 p.m. curfew for your child. As your child leaves the house one evening, you remind your child about the 9:00 time. Your child comes home at 10:30 and says he or she just forgot what time it was. How likely would you be to - Spank or slap him/her? (FSPANK)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely wouldnt do this.2,12449.7
2) I probably wouldnt do this.1,41533.1
3) Not sure42810.0
4) Id probably do this.2415.6
5) Id definitely do this.671.6
TOTAL4275100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


FTIMEHIT from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component
How many times in the last year would you say you spanked, hit, slapped, or otherwise put a hand to your child? (FTIMEHIT)
TOTAL%
1) None1,51135.2
2) Once or twice1,41833.0
3) 3 to 5 times77518.1
4) 6 to 10 times3247.6
5) 11 or more times2636.1
TOTAL4291100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


MSPANK from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component
Imagine that you have set a 9:00 p.m. curfew for your child. As your child leaves the house one evening, you remind your child about the 9:00 time. Your child comes home at 10:30 and says he or she just forgot what time it was. How likely would you be to - Spank or slap him/her? (MSPANK)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely wouldnt do this.3,63860.9
2) I probably wouldnt do this.1,63227.3
3) Not sure4247.1
4) Id probably do this.2163.6
5) Id definitely do this.611.0
TOTAL5971100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MTIMEHIT from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component
How many times in the last year would you say you spanked, hit, slapped, or otherwise put a hand to your child? (MTIMEHIT)
TOTAL%
1) None1,67327.9
2) Once or twice1,97633.0
3) 3 to 5 times1,24920.8
4) 6 to 10 times62110.4
5) 11 or more times4747.9
TOTAL5993100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


IVDISPLN from Presbyterian Panel Survey, Nov 1999 -- Interpersonal Violence, Clergy
People differ greatly in terms of their attitudes toward interpersonal violence. The following statement is about interpersonal violence. Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the statement. - My faith tells me that parents have a right to physically discipline their children by spanking or whipping. (IVDISPLN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree272.7
2) Agree21721.7
3) Disagree42542.4
4) Strongly disagree26726.6
5) Uncertain666.6
TOTAL1002100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


IVDISPLN from Presbyterian Panel Survey, Nov 1999 -- Interpersonal Violence, Elders
People differ greatly in terms of their attitudes toward interpersonal violence. The following statement is about interpersonal violence. Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the statement. - My faith tells me that parents have a right to physically discipline their children by spanking or whipping. (IVDISPLN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree284.3
2) Agree22134.2
3) Disagree24638.0
4) Strongly disagree7711.9
5) Uncertain7511.6
TOTAL647100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


IVDISPLN from Presbyterian Panel Survey, Nov 1999 -- Interpersonal Violence, Member
People differ greatly in terms of their attitudes toward interpersonal violence. The following statement is about interpersonal violence. Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the statement. - My faith tells me that parents have a right to physically discipline their children by spanking or whipping. (IVDISPLN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree213.8
2) Agree17732.2
3) Disagree21238.6
4) Strongly disagree6411.7
5) Uncertain7513.7
TOTAL549100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


DISO197N from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
When you were growing up and you were disobedient, how often did your parents slap or spank you? Would you say they slapped or spanked you almost always, most of the time, sometimes, rarely, or never? (DISO197N)
TOTAL%
1) Almost always83.6
2) Most of the time209.1
3) Sometimes6529.5
4) Rarely8739.5
5) Never3917.7
9) Refused10.5
Missing1,813 
TOTAL220100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


PARCORP from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q65a. How well do the following statements describe your parents? My parents often used corporal punishment (such as spanking) as a form of discipline (PARCORP)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all18611.7
2) Not very well26216.5
3) Somewhat well50331.7
4) Very well62039.1
8) Undecided161.0
Missing61 
TOTAL1,587100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


SPANK from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1993
When you were growing up, did your parents ever spank you for misbehaving? (SPANK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes77887.2
2) No10712.0
3) Dont know/No answer70.8
TOTAL892100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
Personal AttitudeThis question type asks the respondent their personal attitude about corporal punishment.
Personal ExperienceThis question type asks the respondent if he/she experienced corporal punishment as a child.

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