US Americans Deny Harassment In Their Own Workplace

17:40  30 november  2017
17:40  30 november  2017 Source:   newsweek.com

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Most Americans do not think sexual harassment could possibly be a problem in their own workplace — though pretty much everyone knows Leigh Corfman said Moore initiated a sexual encounter when he was 32 and she was 14. He has denied all charges and refuses to drop out of the Senate race.

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Most Americans do not think sexual harassment could possibly be a problem in their own workplace — though pretty much everyone knows it is happening everywhere, a new study shows.

Only 9 percent of Americans believe that sexual harassment is a problem in their own workplace, but 80 percent say it is a problem in other workplaces, according to the NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll. The poll was published shortly after Today Show anchor Matt Lauer was fired for accusations of sexual harassment and abuse of female employees.

The NBC news poll surveyed 3,772 adults between Monday and Wednesday, before the Lauer story broke, but well into the national conversation that has been rekindled by harassment and rape accusations against public figures like Harvey Weinstein, would-be Senator Roy Moore, filmmaker James Toback and Lauer. That said, only 46 percent of men surveyed said the recently reported news events made them reflect on their own behavior or attitudes toward women.

60 Percent of Female Voters Say They Have Been Sexually Harassed, Poll Finds

  60 Percent of Female Voters Say They Have Been Sexually Harassed, Poll Finds Sixty percent of female American voters have admitted experiencing sexual harassment, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday, the majority of which has occurred in the workforce. The poll’s findings come at a time when sexual harassment allegations against prominent figures are emerging almost daily, rocking everything from movie sets and television show writing rooms to newsrooms and Capitol Hill. During the time the poll was conducted, sexual harassment allegations emerged against Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, former President George H.W. Bush and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. The workplace was the most prominent place for sexual harassment; 69% of women polled said it happened to them at work. Forty-five percent said it happened to them on the streets, and 43% said it took place in social settings. Only 15 percent said it happened at home. Comparatively, only 20% of men said they had experienced sexual harassment. However, nearly everyone polled — 88% of men and 89% of women — said it is a major issue, and 55% said they have a better grasp of it because of recent media coverage. The Quinnipiac poll was conducted among 1, 415 voters across the country from November 15 to November 20 and has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

Americans Deny Harassment In Their Own Workplace . Only 9 percent of Americans believe harassment could be an issue in their office.

Americans Deny Harassment In Their Own Workplace . Only 9 percent of Americans believe harassment could be an issue in their office.

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When it comes to reporting sexual harassment in the workplace, 87 percent of individuals surveyed said they would be comfortable stepping forward and 75 percent said their companies are sensitive about workplace harassment.

The widespread realization that people in the industry had known Weinstein harassed women before the reports emerged sparked sexual misconduct accounts against George H.W. Bush, Al Franken and eventually Lauer. It caused people to revisit sexual assault charges against President Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton.

In Alabama, Moore faces charges that he preyed on underage women. Leigh Corfman said Moore initiated a sexual encounter when he was 32 and she was 14. He has denied all charges and refuses to drop out of the Senate race. “I am telling the truth, and you should have the decency to admit it and apologize,” Corfman said Wednesday.

The question remains about whether Republicans will vote for Moore in the December 10 election, but the NBC News poll indicates 45 percent of Republicans would support a politician accused of sexual harassment as long as that person "had excellent leadership skills and shared their views on issues." From the survey, 18 percent of Democrats said they would continue to support a politician accused of sexual misconduct.

Elaine Chao says she’s experienced sexual harassment .
But she says, "Things change, times change and it's not worth my while to go back and revisit those negative moments""I think that's a dirty little secret that a lot of women have held for a long time," Chao said Tuesday afternoon during Politico's Women Rule Summit. "Many of us, especially I think in years past, have experienced it. But the environment was very different.

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