Results for - You Can't Beg Here!

2,110 voters participated in this survey

1. Have you heard about the two panhandlers in Chicago who are suing the police for "lost wages"?

Yes
4%
84 votes
No
87%
1,834 votes
Undecided
2%
48 votes
Not Applicable
7%
144 votes

2. Beggers Kim Pindak and Sam Phillips are alleging that cops have cost them roughly $10/day over the course of 4 years, by forcing them to leave their usual begging spot in Daley Plaza. Do you think they should be "reimbused", so to speak?

Yes
6%
129 votes
No
70%
1,483 votes
Undecided
12%
257 votes
Not Applicable
11%
241 votes

3. Chicago has laws against "aggressive panhandling". Pindak and Phillips claim they are not "aggressive", that they simply sit with their signs. Pindak, 63, claims he has to beg in order to supplement the $750/month in disability he receives, $720 of which supposedly goes to his assisted living facility. Do you think people have the right to beg for money?

Yes. Any time, any place. You can always say "no".
15%
326 votes
Yes, but only in certain locations.
10%
214 votes
Yes, but only at certain times of day.
4%
76 votes
Yes, but only if they are passive (sitting and holding signs) vs. aggressive (going directly up to people)
19%
400 votes
Yes, but only if they are legitimately homeless.
13%
275 votes
No. Not at all, under any circumstances.
17%
357 votes
I'm not sure.
20%
418 votes
n/a
14%
300 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
10 votes
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