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Fewer Americans Now See Workplace Sexual Harassment As a Serious Problem

Discussions of sexual harassment and sexual assault still dominate the public and political sphere. Nonetheless, slightly fewer Americans now consider sexual harassment in the workplace a serious problem than they did a year ago, even though the number of instances hasn’t changed.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 68% of American Adults think sexual harassment in the workplace is at least a somewhat serious problem today, including 32% who see it as a Very Serious problem. That’s down from this time last year when 76% considered it a serious problem, with 34% who said it was Very Serious.

Just 28% now say sexual harassment at work is not a serious problem, with only seven percent (7%) who say it’s Not At All Serious, though that’s still up slightly from 21% and three percent (3%), respectively, last October. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 9-10, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 9-10, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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