81 percent say women face 'some form' of discrimination, poll finds

Eighty-one percent of Americans in a new Hill-HarrisX poll released Friday say women in the U.S. face "some form" of discrimination. 

The poll, released on International Women's Day, also found that 22 percent of those surveyed said women face "a lot" of discrimination. 

Among women surveyed, 83 percent said they faced "some form" of discrimination, and 24 percent said they faced "a lot" of discrimination. 

Seventy-nine percent of men polled said they believed that women faced "some form" of discrimination, while 19 percent said women faced "a lot" of discrimination.

The poll also found a slight partisan divide on the issue, with 91 percent of Democrats surveyed saying women face discrimination in the U.S., while 72 percent of Republican respondents said the same. 

Sophia Tesfaye, deputy politics editor at Salon.com, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons that women need to have a different conversation on how to combat discrimination and inequality in the U.S. 

The last few years have seen a groundswell of support for women's inequality with the emergence of the Women's March, as well as the "Me Too" and "Times Up" movements. 

"The conversation can't be 'this is what we face, fix it,' " Tesfaye said on "What America's Thinking." "It has to be 'this is what we face. Do you see it? Have you participated? And how are you going to call it out?' " 

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online on March 1-2, 2019, among 1,003 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. 

— Julia Manchester