29%: I’ve been sexually harassed on the job
Thirty-five percent of women and 22% of men say they have been subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace.
Our national scientific public opinion poll found among 18-29 year olds, 42% say they have been sexually harassed on the job.
Minorities say they are subjected to a high rate of workplace sexual harassment – blacks 37% and Hispanics 34%, while 26% of whites they’ve faced such workplace harassment.
By political affiliation, 32% of Republicans say they have been sexually harassed at work, while 24% of Democrats and 30% of independents said so.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a hot topic because presidential contender Herman Cain is dealing with fresh allegations that he committed workplace sexual harassment in the late 1990s – charges he denies.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,032 registered voters nationwide was conducted November 1, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%.
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