The UC San Diego Center on Gender Equity and Health is proud to share findings from their 2019 study on sexual harassment and assault in the United States, “Measuring #MeToo: A National Study on Sexual Harassment and Assault”. This work, conducted in partnership with Stop Street Harassment, Raliance, and Promundo, non-governmental organizations focused on prevention of harmful social norms and violence nationally and globally, was conducted with a nationally representative survey of 1,182 women and 1,037 men. Key findings of this study are that 81% of women and 43% of men have experienced some form of sexual harassment and/or assault in their lifetime nationwide, and approximately one-third of people admit to perpetration of sexual harassment. However, only 1-2% of individuals has ever been accused of sexual harassment or assault, indicating that sexual harassment is widespread, particularly among women, but accusations remain very rare.
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