November 21, 2017 - 60% Of U.S. Women Say They've Been Sexually Harassed Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Trump Job Approval Still Stuck Below 40% Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Sixty percent of American women voters say they've experienced sexual harassment, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

Among women who say they've been harassed, 69 percent say they've experienced it at work, as 43 percent say social settings; 45 percent say on the street and 15 percent say it happened at home, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

Among American men voters, 20 percent say they've experienced sexual harassment.

Among all American voters, 64 percent know someone who has experienced sexual harassment and 30 percent know someone who has sexually harassed someone else.

There is no gender gap as 88 percent of men and 89 percent of women say sexual harassment of women is a serious problem.

A small gender gap opens as 59 percent of all American voters, 56 percent of men and 62 percent of women, say sexual harassment of men is a serious problem.

Because of recent media attention to allegations of sexual harassment, 55 percent of voters say people have a better understanding of harassment and 62 percent of voters say people are more likely to be held accountable for sexual harassment.

American voters say 60 - 28 percent that if Roy Moore is elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, the U.S. Senate should vote to expel him. Republicans say 49 - 33 percent that Moore should not be expelled. Every other listed party, gender, education, age and racial group says expel him.

"A vast majority of American men and women are deeply troubled by sexual harassment and the numbers underscore why. A stunning six in ten women say they have been victimized," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Roy Moore may make it to the Senate chambers, but an overwhelming majority of American voters would like to rip the welcome mat out from under him and send him packing back to Alabama."

If multiple women have accused a political candidate of sexual harassment, 62 percent of American voters say they definitely would not vote for that candidate, while 27 percent say they would consider voting for the candidate. Republicans are divided as 43 percent say they would consider voting for the candidate and 41 percent say they definitely would not vote for the candidate.

President Trump's Approval Rating

American voters disapprove 55 - 38 percent of the job President Donald Trump is doing. This compares to a 58 - 35 percent disapproval in a November 14 Quinnipiac University Poll. President Trump has not hit the 40 percent approval mark since June 29.

Trump is not fit to serve as president, voters say 54 - 43 percent, compared to a 57 - 40 percent "not fit" measure November 14.

The president does not respect women as much as men, American voters say 59 - 34 percent. Republicans say 66 - 27 percent that Trump respects women as much as men. White men are divided 47 - 47 percent and white voters with no college degree are divided as 47 percent say he does and 46 percent say he does not. Every other listed group says he does not respect women as much as men.

From November 15 - 20, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,415 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points, including the design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts nationwide public opinion surveys, and statewide polls in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa and Colorado as a public service and for research.

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Trump Approval



1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              38%    75%     6%    41%    45%    31%    35%    55%
Disapprove           55     16     92     51     47     63     59     36
DK/NA                 7      9      2      8      7      6      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              27%    39%    44%    40%    54%    38%    46%     5%    33%
Disapprove           64     54     52     53     38     55     47     94     60
DK/NA                10      7      4      6      8      7      7      1      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Nov 21, 2017         38      55       7
Nov 14, 2017         35      58       7
Oct 11, 2017         38      56       5
Sep 27, 2017         36      57       6
Aug 23, 2017         35      59       6
Aug 17, 2017         39      57       4
Aug 02, 2017         33      61       5 
Jun 29, 2017         40      55       5
Jun 07, 2017         34      57       9
May 24, 2017         37      55       7
May 10, 2017         36      58       6
Apr 19, 2017         40      56       4
Apr 04, 2017         35      57       8
Mar 22, 2017         37      56       7
Mar 07, 2017         41      52       7
Feb 22, 2017         38      55       7
Feb 07, 2017         42      51       7 
Jan 26, 2017         36      44      19
 
 
1a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q1) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve strongly     24%    51%     3%    25%    29%    20%    21%    35%
Approve smwht        13     24      3     16     16     11     13     19
Disapprove smwht      7      5      6      8      8      6      5      7
Disapprove strongly  48     11     85     43     40     56     54     29
DK/NA                 7     10      2      9      8      7      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve strongly     13%    25%    27%    32%    34%    24%    29%     1%    20%
Approve smwht        14     14     16      9     19     14     16      3     12
Disapprove smwht     11      8      5      5      5      7      6     12     11
Disapprove strongly  53     46     47     48     34     48     41     82     48
DK/NA                10      7      5      7      8      8      8      1      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove) Do you strongly or somewhat approve/disapprove?
                     App     App     Dis     Dis
                     Strngly Smwht   Smwht   Strngly DK/NA
 
Nov 21, 2017         24      13       7      48       7
Nov 14, 2017         26       9       7      51       7
Oct 11, 2017         27      11       6      50       6
Sep 27, 2017         26      10       8      49       7
Aug 23, 2017         27       8       4      54       7
Aug 17, 2017         26      12       5      52       5
Aug 02, 2017         23      10       6      55       6 
Jun 29, 2017         28      12       6      48       5
Jun 07, 2017         25       9       6      51       9
May 24, 2017         28       9       7      49       8
May 10, 2017         25      10       8      51       7
Apr 19, 2017         28      11       6      50       5
Apr 04, 2017         25       9       7      49       9
Mar 22, 2017         26      10       6      50       8
Mar 07, 2017         31      10       6      45       8
Feb 22, 2017         29       9       6      49       8
Feb 07, 2017         33       9       6      45       8 
Jan 26, 2017         29       6       4      40      20
 
 
2. What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Donald Trump? (Numbers are not percentages. Figures show the number of times each response was given. This table reports only words that were mentioned at least five times.)
              Tot
              
president     77
incompetent   69
idiot         49
strong        36
arrogant      34
asshole       30
leader        29
liar          26
great         22
unqualified   20
businessman   18
bully         15
good          14
moron         14
disgusting    15
buffoon       12
rich          12
narcissist    11
Twitter       11
honest        10
racist        10
change        10
bad            9
crazy          9
egotistical    9
immature       9
stupid         9
childish       8
embarrassing   8
leadership     8
pig            8
bigot          7
clown          7
criminal       7
different      7
horrible       7
aggressive     6
dangerous      6
dishonest      6
ego            6
hair           6
ignorant       6
inept          6
patriot        6
successful     6
unfit          6
unstable       6
untrustworthy  6
awesome        5
awful          5
blowhard       5
business       5
crook          5
disaster       5
excellent      5
fantastic      5
impeach        5
patriotic      5
trying         5
 
 
4. Do you think Donald Trump is fit to serve as president, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  43%    83%     7%    46%    51%    36%    42%    61%
No                   54     15     91     50     48     60     56     35
DK/NA                 3      2      2      4      2      4      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  33%    46%    47%    44%    59%    45%    52%     7%    33%
No                   66     51     49     52     39     51     45     91     64
DK/NA                 1      3      4      3      2      4      3      2      3
 
TREND: Do you think Donald Trump is fit to serve as president, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Nov 21, 2017         43      54       3
Nov 14, 2017         40      57       2
Oct 11, 2017         43      55       2
Sep 27, 2017         42      56       2
 
 
5. Do you believe that President Trump respects women just as much as he respects men, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Respects as much 34%    66%     5%    38%    40%    29%    34%    47%
No                   59     27     91     56     54     65     61     46
DK/NA                 6      7      4      6      6      6      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Respects as much 25%    37%    36%    38%    47%    35%    41%     5%    28%
No                   71     57     58     55     47     59     53     90     66
DK/NA                 4      6      6      7      6      7      6      5      6
 
 
27. Have you ever experienced sexual harassment, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Experienced      40%    32%    47%    40%    20%    60%    44%    37%
No                   59     68     53     59     80     39     56     63
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Experienced      35%    43%    46%    36%    18%    61%    40%    42%    38%
No                   64     57     53     63     82     38     59     58     61
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      -      1      1      -      -
 
 
27a. (If yes/Experienced sexual harassment q27) Where have you experienced sexual harassment: at work, at home, in social settings, or on the street? (Totals may add up to more than 100% because multiple responses were allowed)
                     EXPERIENCED SEXUAL HARASSMENT Q27....................
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Work                 67%    65%    69%    66%    60%    69%    69%    70%
Home                 14     11     18     13     11     15     14     19
Social settings      43     40     43     47     42     43     49     39
On the street        40     28     51     36     26     45     39     34
OTHER(VOL)            9      7     11      6     12      8      5      8
DK/NA                 1      3      1      -      2      1      2      1
 
 
28. As far as you know, has someone you know experienced sexual harassment, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Experienced      64%    50%    71%    64%    61%    67%    69%    53%
No                   34     47     28     33     38     30     28     44
DK/NA                 2      3      2      3      2      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Experienced      73%    69%    64%    50%    57%    63%    60%    69%    76%
No                   27     30     32     46     41     32     36     31     24
DK/NA                 1      -      3      5      2      5      3      -      -
 
 
29. As far as you know, has someone you know sexually harassed someone else, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Has harassed     30%    26%    32%    30%    29%    30%    34%    26%
No                   64     69     62     65     66     63     60     68
DK/NA                 6      5      7      6      5      6      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Has harassed     29%    33%    35%    22%    29%    31%    30%    23%    32%
No                   66     63     59     71     67     62     64     69     62
DK/NA                 5      4      7      8      4      7      5      8      6
 
 
30. In general, do you think that the sexual harassment of women is a serious problem, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Serious problem  89%    82%    94%    90%    88%    89%    90%    85%
No                    8     14      4      8      9      7      8     10
DK/NA                 3      4      2      1      3      3      1      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Serious problem  92%    89%    89%    85%    87%    87%    87%    93%    93%
No                    6      8      8     12     10      9      9      6      5
DK/NA                 2      3      4      4      3      4      3      1      2
 
 
31. In general, do you think that the sexual harassment of men is a serious problem, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Serious problem  59%    54%    66%    58%    56%    62%    55%    54%
No                   35     40     28     38     39     31     41     39
DK/NA                 6      6      6      4      5      6      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Serious problem  75%    59%    54%    50%    53%    56%    55%    70%    67%
No                   22     39     37     40     43     36     40     25     31
DK/NA                 3      1      9     10      4      7      6      5      2
 
 
32. Given the recent allegations of sexual harassment in the news these days, do you think people have a better understanding of sexual harassment, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Better understnd 55%    48%    65%    52%    53%    56%    55%    54%
No                   42     47     32     47     44     40     42     41
DK/NA                 3      5      3      2      3      4      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Better understnd 49%    51%    61%    57%    54%    56%    55%    58%    59%
No                   49     49     36     35     43     40     41     40     40
DK/NA                 2      1      3      8      3      5      4      1      1
 
 
33. Given the recent allegations of sexual harassment in the news these days, do you think people are more likely to be held accountable for sexual harassment, or do you think people are just as likely to be held accountable as they were before?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More likely          62%    64%    64%    59%    65%    59%    66%    63%
Just as likely       33     32     31     37     30     37     30     33
DK/NA                 5      4      5      4      5      4      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely          53%    59%    65%    68%    67%    62%    64%    61%    55%
Just as likely       44     37     30     25     29     34     32     36     42
DK/NA                 3      4      4      8      4      4      4      4      3
 
 
34. Are you more likely to believe someone who reports sexual harassment than you were a year ago, less likely to believe someone, or are you just as likely to believe someone who reports sexual harassment as you were before?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More likely          18%    12%    25%    16%    15%    20%    13%    14%
Less likely           9     15      3     10     12      6      6     13
Just as likely       70     69     68     72     69     71     79     68
DK/NA                 4      5      3      2      4      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely          20%    13%    17%    24%    12%    15%    14%    35%    20%
Less likely           8     10      8     10     13      6      9      6      6
Just as likely       70     75     72     60     71     76     73     55     70
DK/NA                 2      2      3      6      4      3      3      4      4
 
35. If a political candidate has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, would you still consider voting for them if you agreed with them on the issues, or would you definitely not vote for them?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Consider voting      27%    43%    12%    28%    34%    20%    25%    34%
Definitely not vote  62     41     81     61     53     70     64     53
DK/NA                11     16      6     11     13     10     11     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Consider voting      28%    31%    25%    25%    37%    23%    30%    15%    21%
Definitely not vote  63     58     63     65     51     66     59     80     64
DK/NA                10     11     12     10     12     11     12      5     16
 
 
36. As you may know, President Trump has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, and is currently being sued by one of them in a defamation lawsuit. He has denied all of the accusations. If it is proven true that President Trump sexually harassed this or any other woman, do you think he should be impeached and removed from office or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Impeach          61%    28%    88%    59%    56%    65%    56%    49%
No                   33     63      8     34     38     29     36     44
DK/NA                 6      9      4      6      6      6      8      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Impeach          73%    60%    55%    55%    50%    55%    52%    93%    76%
No                   24     35     35     38     43     37     40      6     23
DK/NA                 3      5      9      7      7      8      8      1      1
 
 
37. As you may know, the United States Senate can vote to expel any member. United States Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct and sexual assault, but he has denied the accusations. If Roy Moore wins and becomes a Senator, do you think the Senate should expel him, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Expel            60%    33%    84%    58%    52%    66%    57%    50%
No                   28     49     10     30     36     21     30     35
DK/NA                12     18      7     12     11     13     12     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Expel            70%    58%    59%    55%    48%    58%    53%    83%    73%
No                   21     31     30     31     41     26     33     12     20
DK/NA                10     11     12     15     11     17     14      5      7