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Most Oppose Legalizing Prostitution

Several states, most notably Maine and Massachusetts, are flirting with decriminalizing prostitution, but most voters aren’t ready to go there yet.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters oppose the legalization of prostitution in the state where they live. Twenty-seven percent (27%) favor legalization, while 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 9-10, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 9-10, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

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