Sixty percent of Democratic respondents say the #MeToo movement and Hollywood speaking out against sexual harassment has “mostly created positive change in society,” compared to just 21 percent of Republicans, according to a new poll.

The survey from Morning Consult and The Hollywood Reporter released Tuesday finds that 41 percent of Republican respondents but only 7 percent of Democrats say Hollywood getting vocal about workplace harassment and assault has had a mostly negative effect.


Without being divided by political party, 38 percent of all Americans polled said outspoken stars have created mostly positive change, while 22 percent said negative change. Another 19 percent said the focus from celebs on #MeToo hasn’t had an impact on society.

Despite #MeToo being a part of the national conversation, 43 percent of respondents said the issue of sexual harassment hasn’t changed compared to the same time last year. Thirty-one percent of respondents said it has become more of a problem, while 13 percent said it’s less of an issue.

Sexual assault allegations against former Hollywood mega-producer Harvey Weinstein in 2017 — and a flood of public allegations of sexual misconduct against many in the entertainment industry that followed — helped spur the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements and shined a spotlight on systemic sexual harassment.

Some celebrities have taken to awards show stages to make vocal appeals supporting the #MeToo movement. Most recently, actress Regina King vowed at Sunday’s Golden Globe awards that at least half of her hires on future projects would be women.

“ ’Time’s Up’ times two,” King said during her acceptance speech at the awards show.

The Morning Consult/Hollywood Reporter survey was conducted between Dec. 20-23 among 2,201 adults. It has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.