Dissatisfaction with position of women in US hits new high
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A record number of Americans said they are dissatisfied with the position of women in the workplace, according to a new poll from Gallup.

Thirty-seven percent of Americans polled said they were "very" or "somewhat" dissatisfied with the position of female employees in the workplace, the highest percentage since Gallup first posed the question in 2001. 

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The number of women dissatisfied with their position in society also hit a new high, with 46 percent of women polled saying they are "very" or "somewhat" unhappy with their societal position. 

Thirty percent of women said they were unhappy with their place in society in 2008. 

Gender issues have taken center stage over the past year after numerous women from Hollywood to Capitol Hill came forward to accuse powerful men of sexual misconduct. 

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Movements such as the "Me Too" and "Time's Up" campaigns have encouraged women to open up about their experiences with misconduct and unequal treatment in the workplace. 

Hundreds of actors and actresses donned black at the Golden Globes on Sunday as a means of protesting inequality. 

The Gallup poll was conducted Jan. 2-7 among 1,024 adults. The margin of error is 4 percentage points.