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. 


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. 

Influential male figures such as Harvey Weinstein, Matt LauerMatthew (Matt) Todd LauerWomen's advocacy group calls on DNC to cancel MSNBC debate after rejection of new Lauer investigation Former NBC hosts call for reversal of rejection of sexual misconduct investigation NBC-Universal rejects outside investigation of Matt Lauer MORE, former Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenTake Trump literally and seriously in Minnesota Ninth woman accuses Al Franken of inappropriate contact Al Franken to host SiriusXM radio show MORE (D-Minn.) and former Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersEXCLUSIVE: Trump on reparations: 'I don't see it happening' McConnell: Reparations aren't 'a good idea' This week: Democrats move funding bills as caps deal remains elusive MORE Jr. (D-Mich.) lost their jobs following allegations against them. 

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.