Should parental smacking of children be a criminal offence?
I would be concerned that a smacking ban might flood police and social workers with trivial cases which mean they struggle to stop serious abusers.
It should be the role of parents and guardians to decide whether or not to smack their children.
It is sometimes necessary to smack a naughty child.
Were you ever smacked by your parents or guardians as a form of discipline?
Should parents be banned from smacking their children?
Source: YouGov, Western Mail survey, 9-11 April 2014
The poll was conducted by YouGov which interviewed 1009 Welsh adults between 9 and 11 April 2014. Data were weighted to be demographically representative.