What Science Says About Using Physical Force To Punish A Child

September 18, 2014 3:23 PM

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Some Internet commenters and even other athletes have defended Peterson -- many arguing, "I was spanked and I turned out OK!" Others admit they're in support of spanking, but recognize Peterson's behavior as abuse.

A poll conducted by The Huffington Post and YouGov found that 81 percent of 1,000 adults polled believe spanking with a hand should be legal, and almost half think it's an effective form of punishment.

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