Sunday Star Times smacking survey
The results are in from the Sunday Star Times alternative smacking referendum.
Among the 1600 people they sampled; 66% felt that the anti smacking legislation of 2007 should be reversed and 72% felt that smacking a child is acceptable. Of course many qualified this response with the comment that while a light corrective smack may be permissible, child abuse is not. Many respondents suggested that the referendum is ambiguous and does not address the real issue.