Americans' assessment of sexual harassment of women as a problem in 2017, by gender

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States in 2017 on sexual harassment. The respondents were asked if they think that, in light of the number of women facing sexual harassment at the workplace, sexual harassment was a major problem or a minor problem. The results were then sorted by gender. During the survey, 73 percent of surveyed women stated they think that sexual harassment is a major problem, while 66 percent of surveyed men stated the same.

Share of Americans who consider sexual harassment a major or a minor problem in 2017, by gender

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Release date

November 2017


United States

Survey time period

October 30-31, 2017

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The source worded the original question as follows: "In terms of the number of women who face sexual harassment in the workplace, would you say sexual harassment these days is – a major problem or a minor problem?"

* Female respondents in 2017: n=454
Male respondents in 2017: 558.

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