Sex Work and Sexual Violence Survey 2022-2023

Survey closing 28th February 2023 – please complete the survey and share your views

Welcome to this important survey! It is part of a major international study in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the United States of America and Aotearoa – New Zealand.

We are asking about in-person sex workers’ experience of unwanted sexual contact, so that we can help increase our understanding of sexual violence and improve access to justice and services for sex workers. The research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

 You are eligible for this survey if you:

  • Are over the age of 18;
  • Are a current or former in-person sex worker in any sector (e.g. online, street) or have exchanged sex for money or something of value (such as somewhere to live, or to pay debts); 
  • Have sold sex, or exchanged sex for something of value, in the USA, Aotearea/New Zealand, England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Please help by answering the questions in this survey.  

Your participation is entirely voluntary and your answers are anonymous. We will keep this survey information secure and confidential. Nothing in the survey can ever be used to identify you.  

This project has been designed with sex workers and sex worker support organisations, and approved by the Ethics Committees in five Universities.

The survey usually takes around 15 minutes to complete. 

International Combined Survey

Are you over 18? In the USA, Aotearoa-New Zealand, England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland? Have you sold sex or exchanged in person sexual services for something of value? Please complete our survey: here:

UK survey

Take the survey in English, Mandarin, Romanian, Portuguese or Spanish here:

Take the same UK survey in English, Thai or Filipino here:

Aotearoa – New Zealand survey

Take the survey in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Romanian, Portuguese, Filipino and Thai here:

USA survey

This survey usually takes around 10-15 minutes to complete.

Take the USA survey in English, Mandarin, Romanian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai or Filipino :

For more information or if you require an accessible format, please contact