EDUCATION
Corporal Punishment in Schools
10 questions polled on this topic
7% response rate
11,074 responded out of 155,191 polled
Jul 9. 2019
Do you think it is ok to beat children in school?
Jul 9. 2019
Have you ever been beaten in school?
Jul 9. 2019
Did the punishment cause you to make better grades in school?
Jul 9. 2019
Did the punishment cause you to behave better at school and at home?
Jul 9. 2019
How did your parent/caregiver react to the punishment?
Jul 9. 2019
Did you know that corporal punishment in school is banned per the Children’s Law of Liberia 2011?
Jul 9. 2019
What is the best way schools can punish students without beating them?
Jul 9. 2019
Do you know where to go to seek help if beaten in school?
Jul 9. 2019
Where/who do you go to for help?
Jul 9. 2019
What would you recommend to stop corporal punishment in schools?

POLL RESULTS

JUL 9. 2019
Do you think it is ok to beat children in school?
11,074 responded out of 155,191 polled
Female
19%
Yes
 
Yes
81%
No
 
No

Male
25%
Yes
 
Yes
75%
No
 
No
0-14
0%
Yes
 
Yes
0%
No
 
No

15-19
16%
Yes
 
Yes
84%
No
 
No

20-24
19%
Yes
 
Yes
81%
No
 
No

25-30
24%
Yes
 
Yes
76%
No
 
No

31-34
23%
Yes
 
Yes
77%
No
 
No

35+
26%
Yes
 
Yes
74%
No
 
No
24%
Yes
 
Yes
76%
No
 
No
JUL 9. 2019
Have you ever been beaten in school?
10,261 responded out of 11,074 polled
Female
80%
Yes
 
Yes
20%
No
 
No

Male
84%
Yes
 
Yes
16%
No
 
No
0-14
0%
Yes
 
Yes
0%
No
 
No

15-19
83%
Yes
 
Yes
17%
No
 
No

20-24
80%
Yes
 
Yes
20%
No
 
No

25-30
85%
Yes
 
Yes
15%
No
 
No

31-34
82%
Yes
 
Yes
18%
No
 
No

35+
82%
Yes
 
Yes
18%
No
 
No
83%
Yes
 
Yes
17%
No
 
No
JUL 9. 2019
Did the punishment cause you to make better grades in school?
8,179 responded out of 8,508 polled
Female
49%
Yes
 
Yes
51%
No
 
No

Male
53%
Yes
 
Yes
47%
No
 
No
0-14
0%
Yes
 
Yes
0%
No
 
No

15-19
43%
Yes
 
Yes
57%
No
 
No

20-24
50%
Yes
 
Yes
50%
No
 
No

25-30
53%
Yes
 
Yes
47%
No
 
No

31-34
50%
Yes
 
Yes
50%
No
 
No

35+
56%
Yes
 
Yes
44%
No
 
No
52%
Yes
 
Yes
48%
No
 
No
JUL 9. 2019
Did the punishment cause you to behave better at school and at home?
7,845 responded out of 8,179 polled
Female
64%
Yes
 
Yes
36%
No
 
No

Male
65%
Yes
 
Yes
35%
No
 
No
0-14
0%
Yes
 
Yes
0%
No
 
No

15-19
57%
Yes
 
Yes
43%
No
 
No

20-24
63%
Yes
 
Yes
37%
No
 
No

25-30
66%
Yes
 
Yes
34%
No
 
No

31-34
63%
Yes
 
Yes
37%
No
 
No

35+
70%
Yes
 
Yes
30%
No
 
No
65%
Yes
 
Yes
35%
No
 
No
JUL 9. 2019
How did your parent/caregiver react to the punishment?
6,536 responded out of 7,844 polled
Female
30%
They supported it
 
They supported it
21%
They frowned on it
 
They frowned on it
49%
I did not report it
 
I did not report it

Male
37%
They supported it
 
They supported it
18%
They frowned on it
 
They frowned on it
46%
I did not report it
 
I did not report it
0-14
0%
They supported it
 
They supported it
0%
They frowned on it
 
They frowned on it
0%
I did not report it
 
I did not report it

15-19
18%
They supported it
 
They supported it
41%
They frowned on it
 
They frowned on it
41%
I did not report it
 
I did not report it

20-24
33%
They supported it
 
They supported it
20%
They frowned on it
 
They frowned on it
46%
I did not report it
 
I did not report it

25-30
33%
They supported it
 
They supported it
18%
They frowned on it
 
They frowned on it
49%
I did not report it
 
I did not report it

31-34
33%
They supported it
 
They supported it
21%
They frowned on it
 
They frowned on it
46%
I did not report it
 
I did not report it

35+
43%
They supported it
 
They supported it
16%
They frowned on it
 
They frowned on it
41%
I did not report it
 
I did not report it
13%
They supported it
 
They supported it
7%
They frowned on it
 
They frowned on it
17%
I did not report it
 
I did not report it
JUL 9. 2019
Did you know that corporal punishment in school is banned per the Children’s Law of Liberia 2011?
7,660 responded out of 8,289 polled
Female
60%
Yes
 
Yes
40%
No
 
No

Male
63%
Yes
 
Yes
37%
No
 
No
0-14
0%
Yes
 
Yes
0%
No
 
No

15-19
60%
Yes
 
Yes
40%
No
 
No

20-24
59%
Yes
 
Yes
41%
No
 
No

25-30
63%
Yes
 
Yes
37%
No
 
No

31-34
61%
Yes
 
Yes
39%
No
 
No

35+
67%
Yes
 
Yes
33%
No
 
No
62%
Yes
 
Yes
38%
No
 
No
JUL 9. 2019
What is the best way schools can punish students without beating them?
6,641 responded out of 7,660 polled
Female
38%
Counseling
 
Counseling
37%
PT meeting
 
PT meeting
2%
Community Service
 
Community Service
5%
Detention
 
Detention
18%
Apology
 
Apology

Male
43%
Counseling
 
Counseling
36%
PT meeting
 
PT meeting
3%
Community Service
 
Community Service
4%
Detention
 
Detention
13%
Apology
 
Apology
0-14
0%
Counseling
 
Counseling
0%
PT meeting
 
PT meeting
0%
Community Service
 
Community Service
0%
Detention
 
Detention
0%
Apology
 
Apology

15-19
41%
Counseling
 
Counseling
25%
PT meeting
 
PT meeting
0%
Community Service
 
Community Service
9%
Detention
 
Detention
25%
Apology
 
Apology

20-24
39%
Counseling
 
Counseling
33%
PT meeting
 
PT meeting
3%
Community Service
 
Community Service
5%
Detention
 
Detention
19%
Apology
 
Apology

25-30
41%
Counseling
 
Counseling
37%
PT meeting
 
PT meeting
3%
Community Service
 
Community Service
4%
Detention
 
Detention
14%
Apology
 
Apology

31-34
41%
Counseling
 
Counseling
37%
PT meeting
 
PT meeting
5%
Community Service
 
Community Service
5%
Detention
 
Detention
13%
Apology
 
Apology

35+
43%
Counseling
 
Counseling
39%
PT meeting
 
PT meeting
4%
Community Service
 
Community Service
3%
Detention
 
Detention
10%
Apology
 
Apology
42%
Counseling
 
Counseling
36%
PT meeting
 
PT meeting
3%
Community Service
 
Community Service
5%
Detention
 
Detention
14%
Apology
 
Apology
JUL 9. 2019
Do you know where to go to seek help if beaten in school?
6,516 responded out of 7,071 polled
Female
39%
Yes
 
Yes
61%
No
 
No

Male
35%
Yes
 
Yes
65%
No
 
No
0-14
0%
Yes
 
Yes
0%
No
 
No

15-19
43%
Yes
 
Yes
57%
No
 
No

20-24
38%
Yes
 
Yes
62%
No
 
No

25-30
35%
Yes
 
Yes
65%
No
 
No

31-34
36%
Yes
 
Yes
64%
No
 
No

35+
39%
Yes
 
Yes
61%
No
 
No
36%
Yes
 
Yes
64%
No
 
No
JUL 9. 2019
Where/who do you go to for help?
2,187 responded out of 2,366 polled
Female
55%
Principal
 
Principal
16%
PTA
 
PTA
1%
Friends
 
Friends
11%
Parents
 
Parents
15%
NGO
 
NGO
2%
Mentor
 
Mentor

Male
53%
Principal
 
Principal
19%
PTA
 
PTA
1%
Friends
 
Friends
9%
Parents
 
Parents
14%
NGO
 
NGO
3%
Mentor
 
Mentor
0-14
0%
Principal
 
Principal
0%
PTA
 
PTA
0%
Friends
 
Friends
0%
Parents
 
Parents
0%
NGO
 
NGO
0%
Mentor
 
Mentor

15-19
37%
Principal
 
Principal
20%
PTA
 
PTA
3%
Friends
 
Friends
7%
Parents
 
Parents
23%
NGO
 
NGO
10%
Mentor
 
Mentor

20-24
54%
Principal
 
Principal
16%
PTA
 
PTA
1%
Friends
 
Friends
9%
Parents
 
Parents
16%
NGO
 
NGO
4%
Mentor
 
Mentor

25-30
54%
Principal
 
Principal
16%
PTA
 
PTA
1%
Friends
 
Friends
11%
Parents
 
Parents
16%
NGO
 
NGO
2%
Mentor
 
Mentor

31-34
52%
Principal
 
Principal
17%
PTA
 
PTA
2%
Friends
 
Friends
13%
Parents
 
Parents
15%
NGO
 
NGO
2%
Mentor
 
Mentor

35+
52%
Principal
 
Principal
24%
PTA
 
PTA
0%
Friends
 
Friends
9%
Parents
 
Parents
12%
NGO
 
NGO
2%
Mentor
 
Mentor
54%
Principal
 
Principal
18%
PTA
 
PTA
1%
Friends
 
Friends
10%
Parents
 
Parents
14%
NGO
 
NGO
3%
Mentor
 
Mentor
JUL 9. 2019
What would you recommend to stop corporal punishment in schools?
6,005 responded out of 6,402 polled
Female
11%
Background check
 
Background check
19%
Dismiss teacher/administrator
 
Dismiss teacher/administrator
22%
Enforce Code of Conduct
 
Enforce Code of Conduct
48%
Regular monitoring
 
Regular monitoring

Male
11%
Background check
 
Background check
21%
Dismiss teacher/administrator
 
Dismiss teacher/administrator
27%
Enforce Code of Conduct
 
Enforce Code of Conduct
41%
Regular monitoring
 
Regular monitoring
0-14
0%
Background check
 
Background check
0%
Dismiss teacher/administrator
 
Dismiss teacher/administrator
0%
Enforce Code of Conduct
 
Enforce Code of Conduct
0%
Regular monitoring
 
Regular monitoring

15-19
4%
Background check
 
Background check
25%
Dismiss teacher/administrator
 
Dismiss teacher/administrator
12%
Enforce Code of Conduct
 
Enforce Code of Conduct
58%
Regular monitoring
 
Regular monitoring

20-24
12%
Background check
 
Background check
22%
Dismiss teacher/administrator
 
Dismiss teacher/administrator
21%
Enforce Code of Conduct
 
Enforce Code of Conduct
45%
Regular monitoring
 
Regular monitoring

25-30
13%
Background check
 
Background check
20%
Dismiss teacher/administrator
 
Dismiss teacher/administrator
23%
Enforce Code of Conduct
 
Enforce Code of Conduct
44%
Regular monitoring
 
Regular monitoring

31-34
10%
Background check
 
Background check
21%
Dismiss teacher/administrator
 
Dismiss teacher/administrator
27%
Enforce Code of Conduct
 
Enforce Code of Conduct
41%
Regular monitoring
 
Regular monitoring

35+
8%
Background check
 
Background check
19%
Dismiss teacher/administrator
 
Dismiss teacher/administrator
34%
Enforce Code of Conduct
 
Enforce Code of Conduct
39%
Regular monitoring
 
Regular monitoring
5%
Background check
 
Background check
9%
Dismiss teacher/administrator
 
Dismiss teacher/administrator
11%
Enforce Code of Conduct
 
Enforce Code of Conduct
18%
Regular monitoring
 
Regular monitoring

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