If you see someone hit their kid in public, isn't your first instinct, "Should I call the cops?" It's not, "Look at that parent doing a fine job disciplining an unruly youth."
But apparently Americans are more okay with physically punishing kids than we realized.
According to a new Harris Interactive poll, 81% of Americans say it's sometimes appropriate to SPANK YOUR KID. Less than one out of five people say you should never hit your kid.
But . . . with each generation, people become less and less likely to believe in spanking. People 18 to 36 are most likely to say it's never okay . . . people over 68 are most likely to say it's okay. Of the parents surveyed, two-thirds say they've spanked their kids.
The survey also found 23% of people say they received a WORSE physical punishment from their parents than spanking.
What do you think about spanking?