Share of Americans who worry about being sexually assaulted 2006-2018, by gender

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States from 2006 to 2018 on respondents' fear of being sexually assaulted. The results were sorted by gender. During the survey in 2018, some 4 percent of male respondents stated they frequently or occasionally worry about being sexually assaulted, while 36 percent of female respondents stated the same.

Share of Americans who worry about being sexually assaulted from 2006 to 2018, by gender

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Release date

November 2018


United States

Survey time period

October 1-10, 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Share of respondents who worry frequently or occasionally

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The source worded the original question as follows: "How often do you, yourself, worry about the following things -- frequently, occasionally, rarely or never? How about -- Being sexually assaulted".

*Total number of respondents. This statistic only shows those who responded with "frequently" or "occasionally". The source does not provide the exact number of respondents or the date of survey for previous years.

The source does not offer figures for 2012.

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