68% Favor Legalized Gambling; 39% Would Legalize Prostitution
by YouGov Staff in Economist/YouGov Poll and Politics
Thu August 25, 2011 10 a.m. PDT
Many states permit gambling -in casinos or through lotteries -and Americans generally support that. In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, two out of three favor legalized gambling, 22% oppose it. Republicans and Democrats, the young and the old, support it at about the same level.
But Americans have very different views about legalizing prostitution. 52% oppose that. And support differs from one group to the next. Those under 30 are divided about the prospect; those 65 and older are overwhelmingly opposed. Men are more favorable to legalizing prostitution than women are; college graduates more positive
than those with less education. And while 49% of independents and 42% of Democrats would legalize prostitution, only 26% of Republicans agree.
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