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How strict are your parents?

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THIS IS NOT A POLL FOR ADULTS! You're still living with your parents. So, what do you think? Are they too strict? Are they too lenient? And what about the parents of other kids you know?

How old are you?

2% (42) Under 10 years old
4% (73) 11 years old
6% (117) 12 years old
11% (190) 13 years old
14% (242) 14 years old
16% (276) 15 years old
13% (227) 16 years old
10% (173) 17 years old
6% (104) 18 years old
4% (77) 19 years old
3% (60) 20 years old
5% (98) 21 or older

1679 voters have answered this question.

Where do you live?

69% (1151) North-America
1% (31) South-America
1% (22) Middle America
11% (199) Northern Europe
3% (50) Southern Europe
1% (20) Africa
4% (75) Asia
6% (113) Australia

1661 voters have answered this question.

What does your family look like?

90% (1516) Mum
85% (1433) Dad
48% (805) Sister(s)
49% (821) Brother(s)
16% (270) Grandmum
11% (190) Granddad
14% (239) Other family-members
3% (64) Non-family-members

1667 voters have answered this question.

Mark on a scale from 1 to 9 if you think your parents are strict or lenient.

37% (631) 1. Very strict
34% (583) 2. Strict
12% (210) 3. Reasonably strict
5% (84) 4. Average
3% (61) 5. A bit on the easy side
2% (37) 6. Lenient
1% (19) 7. Too lenient
0% (16) 8. They just don't care
2% (35) 9. They just hate me

1676 voters have answered this question.

Mark on a scale from 1 to 9 how you think your parents would rate themselves.

5% (97) 1. Very strict.
7% (128) 2. Strict.
27% (459) 3. Reasonably strict.
25% (432) 4. Average.
15% (254) 5. A bit on the easy side.
10% (171) 6. Lenient.
6% (106) 7. Too lenient.
0% (14) 8. They don't care.
0% (10) 9. They hate you.

1671 voters have answered this question.

Mark on a scale of 1 to 9 how you would rate your friends parents, on average.

7% (133) 1. Too strict.
6% (102) 2. Strict.
9% (152) 3. Reasonably strict.
24% (411) 4. Average.
21% (351) 5. A bit on the easy side
19% (326) 6. Lenient.
6% (111) 7. Too lenient.
4% (77) 8. They don't care
0% (4) 9. They hate their kids.

1667 voters have answered this question.

If you think your parents are too strict, what do you mean by that?

75% (1162) They set rules that are too tight.
60% (938) They don't understand me.
39% (611) Their punishment is too severe.
39% (609) They punish me too often.

1539 voters have answered this question.

If you think your parents are too lenient, what do you mean by that?

32% (145) They don't set rules that are tight enough
60% (271) They don't know what I need.
18% (83) Their punishment is not strict enough.
15% (70) They should punish me more often.

450 voters have answered this question.

Which parent is most strict?

52% (856) Mum
47% (782) Dad

1638 voters have answered this question.

Which types of punishment do your parents use?

15% (257) Time-out
61% (1004) Grounding
32% (539) Early to bed
37% (622) Curfew
72% (1179) Restricting privileges
34% (565) Extra chores
11% (185) Writing lines
14% (234) Cornertime
29% (479) Humiliation
22% (374) Ridicule
31% (522) Call you names
24% (408) Call you 'dumb'
27% (455) Slaps
35% (578) Spanking
36% (591) Other

1637 voters have answered this question.

Which types of punishment do you think are acceptable for someone your age?

13% (210) Time-out
55% (866) Grounding
18% (287) Early to bed
42% (670) Restricting privileges
37% (583) Extra chores
6% (97) Writing lines
6% (94) Cornertime
3% (48) Humiliation
2% (37) Ridicule
2% (43) Call you names
1% (29) Call you 'dumb'
4% (63) Slaps
9% (146) Spanking
20% (316) Other

1561 voters have answered this question.

Are you someone who needs to be punished at all?

19% (315) Yes
52% (869) No
28% (465) Don't know

1649 voters have answered this question.

Would you rather have a lengthy discussion or some form of punishment to keep you in line?

75% (1241) Discussion
24% (407) Punishment

1648 voters have answered this question.

Are parents entitled to punish children at all?

79% (1305) Yes
20% (334) No

1639 voters have answered this question.

Are you able to discuss any of this with your parents?

17% (294) Yes
53% (874) No
28% (474) I don't want to

1642 voters have answered this question.

Are you able to discuss any of this with your friends?

62% (1036) Yes
14% (239) No
22% (370) I don't want to

1645 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2001-11-03 19:28:29 by margit_snl
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