Survey: Nearly three-quarters of U.S. pediatricians don’t approve of spanking

ATLANTA — Most U.S. pediatricians don’t believe spanking is the best form of discipline for children.

A survey finds 74 percent of the doctors did not approve of spanking and 78 percent said spanking never or rarely leads to better behavior.

Despite these findings, research shows three-quarters of men and two-thirds of women in the U.s. still believe spanking is useful.