Results for - Should there be a law?

1,907 voters participated in this survey
Usually on Sundays I go to the movies with a friend. We hang out at a local coffee shoppe before and after the movie. During the week I meet friends at Starbucks. It never fails, that I am confronted by the same family, at least once daily, if not twice, holding up a sign asking for money. Judgement aside, I hate being interrupted during a meal, coffee, and/or conservation by a woman and kids dressed better than myself, asking for money. Granted my city abides by panhandling as being an expression of freedom of speech just like singers and guitar players on the street. However, do you think that people should be allowed to enter restaurants and coffee shoppes asking people for money?

1. Usually on Sundays I go to the movies with a friend. We hang out at a local coffee shoppe before and after the movie. During the week I meet friends at Starbucks. It never fails, that I am confronted by the same family, at least once daily, if not twice, holding up a sign asking for money. Judgement aside, I hate being interrupted during a meal, coffee, and/or conservation by a woman and kids dressed better than myself, asking for money. Granted my city abides by panhandling as being an expression of freedom of speech just like singers and guitar players on the street. However, do you think that people should be allowed to enter restaurants and coffee shoppes asking people for money?

Yes, no matter what the establishment is
7%
138 votes
Depends on where: McDonalds: yes, The Ritz: no
7%
132 votes
Not sure
15%
282 votes
No
62%
1,174 votes
N.A
9%
181 votes

2. At one Starbucks, a regular customer shoos this family out of the shoppe, at Panera, only one of the managers requires the family to leave. Regardless of the city laws, should the establishment have the final say so as to people coming in and begging for money?

Yes
64%
1,226 votes
No
11%
208 votes
Undecided
13%
255 votes
Not Applicable
11%
218 votes

3. If you find people asking for money to be annoying, where would the most annoying place be?

On or off ramp to a freeway
6%
117 votes
Entrance/exit to a shopping center
9%
165 votes
Right at the entrance to an establishment
17%
327 votes
Walking around inside a restaurant
40%
765 votes
Walking around inside another place other than a restaurant
4%
72 votes
N/A
21%
408 votes
Other (please specify)
3%
53 votes
10/14/2015 Living 1907 58 By: ptajuggalette

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