Fewer men say sexual harassment in the workplace is major problem: Gallup

A majority of Americans consider sexual harassment in the workplace a major problem, but fewer men think so compared to a similar 2017 survey, according to a new poll.

A Gallup survey released Monday found that 62 percent of respondents said sexual harassment in the workplace is an issue, and 54 percent said employers and employees are not sensitive enough to it. Those figures are down from 69 percent and 59 percent, respectively, compared to 2017.


Fifty-three percent of men in Monday's poll said sexual harassment in work environments is a significant issue, down from 66 percent in 2017. Similarly, 46 percent of men said people aren't sensitive enough to workplace harassment, down from 54 percent in 2017.

The changes in women's views were not statistically significant, Gallup said.

The recent poll surveyed 1,932 U.S. adults from Feb. 12 to 28, and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

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