I am in the middle of combing through mountains of data re new work I’m doing exploring webcam models’ workplace experiences. With the support of YNOT media group, I designed a 45-point survey getting at various aspects of what it’s like to cam in 2016. Over 400 currently active models from around the globe weighed in. (over 400!!)
There were two especially timely and relevant questions in the bunch: one about US models’ Presidential picks and another about socio-political concerns. Though these figures and infographics are only descriptives at this stage, given where we’re currently at in the US space-time continuum, they were too interesting to not engage.
Enjoy the infographics below and some explanatory press text! Let me know if you have questions: query (at) chauntelletibbals (dot) com
Webcam Models (still) Feel the Bern
Cam models dish about U.S. Presidential picks and policy concerns.
Austin, TX (November 3, 2016) — The U.S. Presidential election is running hot and heavy, with each day moving us closer to an unprecedented historical moment. The American public is up in arms about politics – and in the world of adult entertainment, no one is closer to that public than webcam models.
As part of a wider research project exploring webcam models’ workplace experiences, YNOT asked U.S.-based models who they want to see in the White House. Models also weighed in regarding what social and political issues they consider most significant.
When considering who the next U.S. President should be, models’ skepticism with the entire election process was apparent. Bernie Sanders received 29% of the votes, followed by a very telling “none of these” (23%). Donald Trump, who received 10% of the votes, was trounced by Hillary Clinton, who received 21%. Nods for Gary Johnson, Kermit the Frog, and Jill Stein rounded out the responses, collecting the remaining support.
In response to a question about political concerns, models were able to select as many issues as they felt pertinent from a list of topics, as well as add anything additional they considered relevant. Models ranked healthcare as the most significant issue, followed by free speech, women’s rights, and education. Write-in concerns included voters’ rights, campaign finance reform, legalization of marijuana, sex workers’ rights, and family planning for men (among other issues).
(pictured: preliminary findings from webcam model survey, questions 10 & 11)
These data are part of a wider study, the analysis of which is currently in progress. YNOT and sociologist Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals designed a 45-point survey that was completed by over 400 currently active webcam models from around the globe.
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