A poll published Thursday by Data for Progress shows that 52% of voters across all demographics believe engaging in sex work should not be a criminal offense. The strongest support is found in voters between the ages of 18 and 44, and Democratic voters. Titled “Decriminalizing Survival: Policy Platform and Polling on the Decriminalization of Sex Work,” the report found that 59% of Democrats, 40% of Republicans and 38% of independents support decriminalization. The survey involved 1,048 people and has a margin of error of 3.8%. “It’s very simple, decriminalizing sex work is the future,” report author Nina Luo, a Data for Progress fellow and an organizer with the group Decrim NY, said in a statement. “One, real wages haven’t risen, 13% of Americans know someone who has died because they couldn’t afford health care, and we have a $1.5 trillion student debt crisis. The economy is leaving people behind.” “Two, not only do young people see that, we understand that police and criminalization are not effective strategies for dealing with issues,” she continued. “Three, this movement is organizing, and it’s organizing fast. Electeds and candidates seeking office should get with where the public is and move decriminalization and the… Read full this story
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