Smacking: and the ODT website
The Otago Daily Times has upgraded its website , so I have added to the RSS feed on Flock.
This story takes a look at a poll on smacking commissioned by Curia for Family First.
In the poll, 48% of parents said they smacked their child in the past year. But what some people didn't know was that Curia did a poll last year as well, with 78% saying they would smack their child.
But a question saying that parents would smack their kids, to them saying that they did smack their kids in the past year is an entirely different question.
Just like I would thump someone if they broke into my house, but I haven't done so in the past year.
That seems to have been lost on some journalists.
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