If you ever had any doubt that the California Department of Parks and Recreation was going against the will of the people in banning nudity at San Onofre Beach, the 2009 Naturist Education Foundation poll shows that in California there is strong support for nude sunbathing, overwhelming acceptance for the personal rights of people to be nude in their homes or on their property, and clear rejection of the notion that most Californians are offended by nudity. A whopping 62% believe that the DPR should establish clothing-optional areas in state parks.
The Naturist Action Committee Advisory on the poll can be found here, and the entire poll results are here.
This is a scientific poll conducted by Zogby with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.
Highlights are that 79% of respondents agree that people should be able to enjoy nude sunbathing, 70% agree that areas should be set aside for nude recreation, 68% agree that people have the right to be nude in their homes or on their property even if occasionally visible to others, and 60% disagree that they are personally offended by the non-sexual nudity of others.
Another astounding number is that 40% or respondents have personally gone skinny-dipping or nude sunbathing with others. That calculates to approximately 10 million people in the state of California alone.
Contrast this important work being done by the NEF with the lame self-serving poll conducted by AANR last month on its blog.
Congratulations and thanks to the NEF and this watershed poll on which naturists can begin to build a system of public lands for the personal liberty and human right of being nude in nature.
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The Winter 2009 issue of Nude and Natural Magazine is now available through The Naturist Society. The table of contents and the staff pick article are available for free viewing online here. Copies of N magazine, TNS memberships and other items can be purchased online at the Skinny Dipper Shop.
When I get my copy in the mail I will comment further on the contents.