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Promising Results From A Prostitution Survey By The Courier

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http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/scotland/courier-survey-most-believe-brothels-should-be-run-by-state-1.66487

 

149 respondents. Not exactly representative of the country but still promising. For all of the questions asked the legal/tolerance answers got the most yes vote.
 Going by this poll at least the proposals by Rhoda Grant are not publicly supported :)

 

I wonder if the recent media attention on brothels for the disabled and The Sessions movie have swayed people's opinion towards a yes for the first Q?

 

Should state-regulated brothels should be introduced?

 

Yes- 58%

No, they should remain a crime- 37%

Unsure- 5%

 

Should prostitution be legal?

 

Yes- 44%

No- 26%

Unsure- 30%

 

Is sex with a prostitute acceptable?

 

Yes it is a person's own business- 43%

In certain circumstances- 21%

Never- 25%

Unsure- 11%

 

Should lap dancing clubs be legal?

Yes- 58%

No- 24%

Unsure- 14%

 

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Interesting that the article actually identifies the RLD of Dundee by street name, just to help any poor sod with a wish to get caught "in flagrante" with a street walker!

 

Too small a sample to be really representative, but, surely, evidence that there is a need for a properly run survey on this topic.

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these surveys often show that the swedish model is only supported by a minority, as most people accept that what happens in private between consenting adults is no business of the state

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these surveys often show that the swedish model is only supported by a minority, as most people accept that what happens in private between consenting adults is no business of the state

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Not even worth mentioning a study with less than a sample of 1000 - it is virtually meaningless.

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Not even worth mentioning a study with less than a sample of 1000 - it is virtually meaningless.

Disagree.

 

Most opinion polls have samples of about this size

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Disagree.

 

Most opinion polls have samples of about this size

What?? Polls based on a sample of 149 responses?? It seems you must be a Daily Wail reader if you believe that sort of tripe.

 

There are very strict rules about opinion polls in this country and you will very rarely see a sample with less than 1000 responses. Statistically any less in liable to be unreliable.

 

I suggest, Mr Tugg, that you acquaint yourself with a few facts from the real world and not the Wail Fantasy World.

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What?? Polls based on a sample of 149 responses?? It seems you must be a Daily Wail reader if you believe that sort of tripe.

 

There are very strict rules about opinion polls in this country and you will very rarely see a sample with less than 1000 responses. Statistically any less in liable to be unreliable.

 

I suggest, Mr Tugg, that you acquaint yourself with a few facts from the real world and not the Wail Fantasy World.

radio stations do telephone polls of 100 - 200 people - but the most rigorous pollsters - mori etc - seems to consider 1500+ as a minimum and they have a scientific methodology which reduces bias one way or another.

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It's an encouraging response, regardless of sample size. 

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radio stations do telephone polls of 100 - 200 people - but the most rigorous pollsters - mori etc - seems to consider 1500+ as a minimum and they have a scientific methodology which reduces bias one way or another.

but these tend to be knee jerk polls, rather than attempts to find reliable  answers to political or economic questions.

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It's an encouraging response, regardless of sample size. 

I just asked a geezer in the pub at lunch some of those questions - odd - he looked like someone who might be up for it all - but I was wrong - he was dead set against brothels etc.

 

That was a discouraging response - regardless of sample size.

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What?? Polls based on a sample of 149 responses?? It seems you must be a Daily Wail reader if you believe that sort of tripe.

 

There are very strict rules about opinion polls in this country and you will very rarely see a sample with less than 1000 responses. Statistically any less in liable to be unreliable.

 

I suggest, Mr Tugg, that you acquaint yourself with a few facts from the real world and not the Wail Fantasy World.

 

You're quite right. I apologise as I misread the quote. 

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You're quite right. I apologise as I misread the quote. 

Apology accepted with no hard feelings. It pays to read threads very carefully. I don't always follow my own advice, and am quite capable of putting my foot in my mouth!

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I would be curious about the gender/age/religioun of those who responded against prostitution. 

 

It is hard to accept that in 2013 UK the society still thinks they can ban physical interaction between two consenting adults. 

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