14 Jun 2012

Small Majority of Atlantic Canadians Oppose the Legalization of Brothels in Canada

HALIFAX: One-half (52%) of Atlantic Canadians oppose the legalization of brothels in Canada, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. Less than three in ten (28%) support legalizing brothels, while two in ten (20%) are undecided.

Residents of Nova Scotia are more likely than those elsewhere in the region to support the legalization of brothels (34% in NS, compared with 24% in each of NB, PEI, and NL), while residents of Prince Edward Island are more likely than others to oppose legalization. Across the population, men, high income earners, and those with higher levels of education are more likely than their counterparts to support legalizing brothels.

“Atlantic Canadians remain reticent about the legalization of brothels in Canada”, according to Don Mills, Chairman & CEO of Corporate Research Associates Inc. “The social acceptance of such a proposition clearly remains well into the future.”

These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a sample of 1,518 adult Atlantic Canadians, conducted from May 10 to June 4, 2012, with overall results accurate to within ± 2.5 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

For more information, please contact:
Don Mills, Chairman and CEO at (902) 493-3838
Margaret Brigley, President and COO at (902) 493-3830.

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CRA Corporate Research Associates