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Proposition 3 : (Nude boy changing) (please scroll down)

Proposition number 3: It is a violation of Community Standards for a nineyearold boy to be momentarily naked while in the process of changing his cloths at a public beach.
Summary: {There is no winner since a win by only three votes is not statistically significant when applied to the community as a whole. The majority of the 106 voters, enacted the proposition as stated, but we cannot tell, at the 95% confidence level, if the community as a whole would vote in the same way. Its just too close to call.}

Score: (Agreement Votes: ‘No Rule’ Votes: Disagreement Votes)

Agreement:Disagreement Ratio

Judgment:
(for or against the proposition) 
All eligible Voters 
45:19:42 
1.1:1 
for 
eligible Males 
21:4:20 
1.1:1 
for 
eligible Females 
23:15:21 
1.1:1 
for 




All noneligible Voters 
7:9:13 
1:1.9 
against 
Teen Females 
7:5:1 
7:1 
for 
All nonResident Voters 
0:3:8 
0:8 
against 
nonresident Males 
0:2:3 
0:3 
against 
nonresident Female

0:1:5 
0:5 
against 
Details:

Number of Votes 
Number of Voters 
Number of Abstainers 

All eligible Voters 
13 
32 
19 
24 
18 
106 
1 
eligible Males 
7 
14 
4 
10 
10 
45 
0 
eligible Females 
6 
17 
15 
14 
7 
59 
1 








All noneligible Voters 
3 
4 
9 
10 
3 
29 

Teen Females 
3 
4 
5 
1 
0 
13 
0 
All nonresident Voters 
0 
0 
3 
6 
2 
10 
0 
nonresident Males 
0 
0 
2 
3 
0 
5 
0 
nonresident Females 
0 
0 
1 
3 
2 
6 
0 

Strongly Agree 
Agree 
No Rule 
Disagree 
Strongly Disagree 


Of 106 Eligible Voters who voted: 

42.5% 
against allowing a boy to be momentarily nude while changing his cloths. 
39.6% 
for 
17.9% 
voted ‘No Rule’ (i.e. status quo) 
If we exclude the ‘no rule’ category: of the 87 who voted agreement or disagreement: 

51.7% (±10.5%, 19 times out of 20) 
against allowing a boy to be momentarily nude while changing his cloths. 
48.3% 
for 
Graph 3A
Graph 3B
If (excluding the ‘no rule’ category) 48.3% of voters are in favour of a 9yearold boy being nude at a public beach, at what age would a simple majority vote (50% plus one), favour?
Graph 3C
Calculation of Margin of Error:
Results:
Agreement: 45
No Rule: 19
Disagreement: 42
Comparing the Agreement and Disagreement Votes, and Calculation of margin of error ranges for the 95% confidence level:
45±10.5% = 45±4.7 = a range of 40.3 to 49.7
42±10.5% = 42±4.4 = a range of 37.6 to 46.4
Because the Agreement range and the Disagreement range overlap, the resulting vote cannot be considered statistically significant at the generally accepted 95% (i.e. 19 times out of 20) confidence level.
Discussion on Results for Proposition Number 3:
The ‘No Rule’ category votes was particularly low for the eligible males at only four votes. This implies that the males thought that there ought to be a rule on this topic, but the overall vote results indicate that there is general disagreement on what that rule ought to be.
Teen females voted 7:1 that a nude boy is a violation of Community Standards. Nonresidents Voted 8:0 that a nude boy is not a violation of Community Standards.
Graph 3C attempts to discover the age of a nude boy on a beach that would find majority support among voters. Excluding the ‘no rule’ category, 48.3% of voters favour a boy of 9 being nude on a public beach. Graph 3C is the percentage of voters who favour a boy being nude on a public beach vs. the age of such a boy. There are only three data point pairs on the graph. Each pair of data points are the upper and lower error boundary for of the three age categories: 2, 9 and 18 years old. The data point pair on the left is taken from proposition number 11 and corresponds to the percentage of voters who approve of a two year old baby being nude on a public beach. The data point pair on the right is taken from proposition number 16 and corresponds to the percentage of voters who approve of an adult being nude on a public beach. I assigned the age of eighteen to this data point pair, even though this point applies to the entire adult population. The middle data point pair is taken from proposition number three and corresponds to the percentage of voters who approve of a nineyearold boy being nude on a public beach. The curve appears to be slightly concave to the upside. Generally, the percentage of voters who approve of a boy being nude on a public beach exhibits an inverse relationship with the boy’s age. As the age of the boy increases, the percentage approval decreases. The curve crosses the 50% support line at a point that corresponds to a boy of a little over 8½ yearsold. From graph 3C, we can conclude that the maximum age of a boy that can be nude on an undesignated area of a public beach is approximately 8½. At this age, a majority of voters would be in favour of a boy being nude.
In practice, parents should view 8½ as the upper boundary of a boy being nude on a public beach.
Voter Comments Section:
Community Standards Vote 2008
Ifs/ands/buts/comments on the following proposition: 3. It is a violation of Community Standards for a nineyearold boy to be momentarily naked while in the process of changing his cloths at a public beach.
[Comments are typed as the various authors wrote them with no correction of spelling or editing. Editors notes are placed within square brackets.]
[legend: M=male, F=female, number is age, X=not specified.]
1. 
F17 
under six. [she voted: agree] 
2. 
F2025 
The parents should be trying to cover him up. 
3. 
F2025 
He should go to the washroom + change, what if there is a petifile around? 
4. 
M2025 
Thats what change houses are for and provided by the government. 
5. 
M18 
Cover with a towel or something! 
6. 
F60 
Should go to the change rooms if any. 
end of Proposition 3
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