SURVEY: Half of employed women report being victims of sexual harassment at work


A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has produced some damning results on sexual harassment in the workplace, with nearly half of employed women surveyed saying they’ve experienced sexual harassment at their place of employment.

Forty-eight percent of women said they have experienced some type of sexual harassment on the job, according to the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

Pollsters also found that 41 percent of employed males said they have observed a woman on the receiving end of an unwanted sexual pass.

More than a third of women polled, 38 percent, said they think have been paid less than a male doing the same job. Thirty-two percent of men said they have observed a woman receive lower pay for doing the same job.

The poll of 900 people was conducted from Oct. 23-26. It has a margin of  4.7 percentage points for the group of men and 4.5 percentage points among the women. The group of employed men and women has a margin of error of 6 percentage points.

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