"No" Tops "Yes" for Topless Beaches
While topless sunbathing is commonplace in many European countries, it is still not allowed on most public beaches in the United States. At least two states are trying to change those laws, but nearly half of Americans are more comfortable sticking with the status quo.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 34% of American Adults favor a law that allows women to go topless at the beach, while 47% oppose. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 1 & 4, 2018 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. See methodology.
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