WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — According to a poll revealed on Tuesday, sixty percent of American women say they have been sexually harassed at work, in social settings, on the street or in their homes.
"Among women who say they've been harassed, 69 percent say they've experienced it at work, as 43 percent say social settings; 45 percent say on the street and 15 percent say it happened at home," a press release explaining the poll stated.
60% of American women say they've experienced sexual harassment, according to a national @QuinnipiacPoll released today: https://t.co/NqjMAEzEOe Among women who say they've been harassed, 69% say they've experienced it at work, as 43% say social settings; 45% say on the street.— QuinnipiacUniversity (@QuinnipiacU) 21 ноября 2017 г.
"Because of recent media attention to allegations of sexual harassment, 55 percent of voters say people have a better understanding of harassment and 62 percent of voters say people are more likely to be held accountable," the Quinnipiac release said.
A slight gender gap emerged when survey participants were asked whether men could also be victimized by unwanted sexual overtures.
Fifty-six percent of men and 62 percent of women also said they considered sexual harassment of men a serious problem, according to the poll.