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Voters Don’t See More Sexual Harassment, Just More Coverage

With news of sexual harassment permeating Hollywood, Washington and even the media itself, many are wondering why it seems like a much bigger problem today than in the past. But voters are saying it’s not happening more often, we’re just talking about it more.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 26% of Likely U.S. Voters think sexual harassment of women is a bigger problem in America today than it has been in the past. Most (68%) think, instead, the media is just covering it more than it has in the past. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 19-20, 2017 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 survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 19-20, 2017 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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