Survey: 60 percent of US women say they've experienced sexual harassment

A majority of U.S. female voters say they have experienced sexual harassment, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

Sixty percent of women surveyed said they had experienced sexual harassment, while 39 percent said they had not, according to the survey.

The poll also found that 69 percent of female voters had experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, and 43 percent said they had experienced it in a social setting. 


The poll comes as numerous women across the U.S. have come forward to accuse high-powered men in a variety of professions of sexual misconduct.

The accusations have set off a national conversation from Hollywood to Capitol Hill, regarding the issue of sexual misconduct and harassment.

The conversation has led to the revival of the "Me Too" movement, which encourages women to share their stories of sexual misconduct to shine a light on the issue. 

Longtime television journalist Charlie Rose is the most recent influential figure to face backlash as a result of allegations, which resulted in his firing from CBS News.

Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenDemocrats, GOP face crowded primaries as party leaders lose control Gillibrand: 'I definitely want to run for president again' Maher chides Democrats: We 'suck the fun out of everything' MORE (D-Minn.) and Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersCalifornia comes to terms with the costs and consequences of slavery Democrats debate timing and wisdom of reparations vote House panel approves bill to set up commission on reparations MORE Jr. (D-Mich.) have been accused of sexual misconduct, while Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has denied a slew of allegations against him, including sexual misconduct with a minor.

The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted on Nov. 15-20 among 1,415 voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.