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CBS News Poll

December 20-23, 2019


Sample 3,101 Adults
Margin of Error ±1.9%

1. How much discrimination do you think there is against men in society today?
A lot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14%
Some . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31%
Only a little . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33%
None at all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23%

2. How much discrimination do you think there is against women in society today?
A lot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26%
Some . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41%
Only a little . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23%
None at all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10%

3. How serious of a problem is sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in society today?
Very serious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34%
Somewhat serious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42%
Not very serious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19%
Not at all serious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5%

4. How much have you heard or read about the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements that address issues of sexual
harassment and sexual misconduct?
A lot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36%
Some . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42%
Not much or nothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22%

5. How do you feel about the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements? Generally, is your opinion....
Very favorable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22%
Somewhat favorable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29%
Somewhat unfavorable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17%
Very unfavorable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12%
Haven’t heard enough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20%

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December 20-23, 2019

6. How much progress have the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements made on raising awareness about sexual
harassment and sexual misconduct?
Lots of progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18%
Some progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45%
Hardly any progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16%
Haven’t heard enough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21%

7. Do you think the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements:


Have gone too far . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33%
Need to go further . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29%
Have been about right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38%

8. Have the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements made your view of what sexual misconduct is:
More clear than it was before . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32%
Less clear than it was before . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13%
It hasn’t changed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55%

9. Have the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements made you rethink some of the ways men behave toward women?
Yes, has made me rethink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44%
No, has not made me rethink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56%

10. As a result of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, have you been talking about the issues of sexual
harassment and sexual misconduct with friends, family, and colleagues...
More often than before . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27%
Less often than before . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%
No difference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65%

11. For you personally, have the #MeToo or Time’s Up movements and recent attention on sexual misconduct
made your social interactions with women...
Asked of men
More difficult than they used to be . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22%
Easier than they used to be . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%
Haven’t changed much . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68%

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December 20-23, 2019

12. For you personally, have the #MeToo or Time’s Up movements and recent attention on sexual misconduct
made your social interactions with men...
Asked of women
More difficult than they used to be . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12%
Easier than they used to be . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%
Haven’t changed much . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80%

13. In general, do you think celebrities and other powerful people who have engaged in sexual misconduct in the
past and have acknowledged their past actions deserve a "second chance" to pursue their careers, or not?
Deserve second chance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22%
Do not deserve second chance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19%
Depends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59%

14. What kind of role do you think social media has played in the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements?
Positive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24%
Negative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22%
Mixed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53%

15. As a result of the #MeToo or Time’s Up movements and recent attention on sexual misconduct, have you
noticed any changes in your workplace?
Asked of those who work full or part time now
Yes, changes for the better . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17%
Yes, changes for the worse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%
No changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72%

16. Have the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements made it more likely that you would report an incident of work-
place sexual misconduct than you had been before, less likely than you had been before, or hasn’t that changed?
Asked of those who work full or part time now
More likely than before . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27%
Less likely than before . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11%
Has not changed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62%

17. Do you think having more women in leadership positions in the workplace would help reduce sexual harass-
ment, or not?
Would help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52%
Would not help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48%

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18. Would you say you personally have ever been sexually harassed?
Yes, I have . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33%
No, I have not . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50%
Prefer not to say . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%
Don’t know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9%

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CBS News Poll
December 20-23, 2019

1. Discrimination against Men


How much discrimination do you think there is against men in society today?

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

A lot 14% 17% 11% 11% 15% 15% 11% 13% 15% 13%
Some 31% 33% 29% 34% 30% 30% 32% 30% 33% 32%
Only a little 33% 33% 32% 36% 34% 32% 29% 32% 33% 35%
None at all 23% 17% 28% 19% 21% 23% 28% 24% 19% 20%
Totals 101% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,086) (1,495) (1,591) (655) (775) (1,048) (608) (1,992) (370) (474)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

A lot 14% 10% 15% 18% 7% 11% 23%


Some 31% 24% 35% 36% 24% 32% 36%
Only a little 33% 37% 32% 28% 39% 34% 26%
None at all 23% 29% 18% 18% 30% 23% 15%
Totals 101% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,086) (1,017) (983) (716) (876) (1,252) (949)

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CBS News Poll
December 20-23, 2019

2. Discrimination against Women


How much discrimination do you think there is against women in society today?

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

A lot 26% 23% 29% 32% 26% 24% 22% 23% 42% 26%
Some 41% 39% 43% 38% 41% 42% 45% 42% 38% 40%
Only a little 23% 26% 20% 19% 23% 25% 24% 24% 16% 24%
None at all 10% 12% 8% 11% 10% 9% 9% 10% 4% 10%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,079) (1,491) (1,588) (656) (772) (1,039) (612) (1,989) (373) (467)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

A lot 26% 43% 20% 8% 47% 23% 11%


Some 41% 42% 45% 39% 42% 46% 35%
Only a little 23% 12% 25% 37% 10% 21% 36%
None at all 10% 3% 9% 16% 1% 10% 18%
Totals 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,079) (1,017) (986) (712) (872) (1,252) (948)

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December 20-23, 2019

3. A Serious Problem
How serious of a problem is sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in society today?

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

Very serious 34% 30% 38% 47% 35% 28% 29% 30% 47% 38%
Somewhat serious 42% 41% 43% 32% 41% 46% 48% 45% 38% 37%
Not very serious 19% 22% 16% 14% 18% 21% 21% 21% 10% 13%
Not at all serious 5% 7% 3% 6% 6% 4% 2% 4% 4% 11%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 99% 100% 100% 99% 99%
Weighted N (3,089) (1,494) (1,594) (658) (774) (1,046) (611) (1,993) (374) (471)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

Very serious 34% 49% 30% 17% 53% 34% 17%


Somewhat serious 42% 40% 42% 47% 37% 43% 45%
Not very serious 19% 9% 21% 31% 8% 18% 31%
Not at all serious 5% 2% 6% 5% 2% 5% 7%
Totals 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,089) (1,015) (984) (719) (877) (1,255) (949)

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CBS News Poll
December 20-23, 2019

4. Heard about Movements


How much have you heard or read about the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements that address issues of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct?

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

A lot 36% 38% 34% 35% 36% 39% 31% 37% 37% 32%
Some 42% 43% 41% 38% 38% 46% 45% 43% 39% 37%
Not much or nothing 22% 18% 25% 27% 26% 15% 24% 20% 24% 31%
Totals 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,094) (1,501) (1,593) (658) (779) (1,046) (612) (1,993) (374) (475)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

A lot 36% 44% 38% 30% 48% 28% 35%


Some 42% 42% 44% 48% 42% 41% 44%
Not much or nothing 22% 13% 18% 22% 10% 31% 21%
Totals 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,094) (1,020) (985) (719) (876) (1,257) (952)

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CBS News Poll
December 20-23, 2019

5. Favorability of Movements
How do you feel about the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements? Generally, is your opinion....

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

Very favorable 22% 20% 24% 28% 21% 20% 19% 20% 33% 22%
Somewhat favorable 29% 30% 28% 27% 31% 29% 28% 28% 31% 30%
Somewhat unfavorable 17% 21% 14% 13% 18% 20% 17% 20% 9% 15%
Very unfavorable 12% 14% 10% 8% 8% 16% 14% 14% 6% 8%
Haven’t heard enough 20% 15% 24% 24% 22% 14% 22% 18% 20% 25%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 99% 100%
Weighted N (3,096) (1,503) (1,594) (658) (777) (1,049) (613) (1,995) (374) (476)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

Very favorable 22% 41% 17% 7% 45% 16% 8%


Somewhat favorable 29% 34% 30% 24% 36% 30% 21%
Somewhat unfavorable 17% 9% 20% 29% 8% 16% 29%
Very unfavorable 12% 4% 15% 23% 3% 8% 26%
Haven’t heard enough 20% 12% 18% 17% 8% 30% 16%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,096) (1,021) (987) (720) (879) (1,257) (951)

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CBS News Poll
December 20-23, 2019

6. Progress Made
How much progress have the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements made on raising awareness about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct?

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

Lots of progress 18% 19% 17% 19% 18% 19% 17% 17% 27% 15%
Some progress 45% 45% 44% 41% 45% 46% 45% 46% 41% 43%
Hardly any progress 16% 19% 13% 11% 14% 20% 16% 18% 7% 14%
Haven’t heard enough 21% 17% 26% 29% 23% 15% 22% 19% 25% 27%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99%
Weighted N (3,093) (1,500) (1,593) (658) (776) (1,048) (611) (1,993) (375) (474)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

Lots of progress 18% 26% 17% 12% 29% 14% 13%


Some progress 45% 53% 44% 42% 56% 41% 39%
Hardly any progress 16% 9% 19% 25% 6% 13% 29%
Haven’t heard enough 21% 12% 20% 20% 9% 32% 19%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,093) (1,022) (984) (720) (880) (1,254) (950)

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CBS News Poll
December 20-23, 2019

7. Gone Too Far


Do you think the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements:

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

Have gone too far 33% 38% 29% 22% 29% 41% 37% 39% 17% 24%
Need to go further 29% 25% 32% 33% 29% 27% 27% 24% 41% 39%
Have been about right 38% 37% 39% 45% 42% 32% 36% 37% 42% 37%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,081) (1,490) (1,591) (655) (776) (1,044) (607) (1,984) (373) (473)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

Have gone too far 33% 17% 38% 58% 13% 27% 61%
Need to go further 29% 42% 25% 14% 46% 28% 14%
Have been about right 38% 40% 37% 28% 41% 45% 25%
Totals 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,081) (1,019) (979) (716) (877) (1,251) (944)

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CBS News Poll
December 20-23, 2019

8. Cleared Up Misconduct
Have the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements made your view of what sexual misconduct is:

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

More clear than it was before 32% 32% 31% 40% 33% 26% 29% 27% 45% 41%
Less clear than it was before 13% 17% 9% 14% 16% 13% 9% 13% 11% 13%
It hasn’t changed 55% 51% 59% 46% 51% 61% 61% 60% 44% 46%
Totals 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,082) (1,494) (1,588) (651) (772) (1,047) (610) (1,990) (370) (471)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

More clear than it was before 32% 49% 27% 20% 50% 29% 18%
Less clear than it was before 13% 9% 14% 18% 8% 13% 18%
It hasn’t changed 55% 42% 59% 62% 42% 58% 64%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,082) (1,015) (984) (717) (874) (1,248) (950)

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CBS News Poll
December 20-23, 2019

9. Rethink Behavior
Have the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements made you rethink some of the ways men behave toward women?

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

Yes, has made me rethink 44% 44% 44% 51% 45% 40% 42% 38% 57% 56%
No, has not made me rethink 56% 56% 56% 49% 55% 60% 58% 62% 43% 44%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,091) (1,500) (1,591) (655) (776) (1,050) (610) (1,992) (372) (474)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

Yes, has made me rethink 44% 65% 38% 29% 64% 41% 29%
No, has not made me rethink 56% 35% 62% 71% 36% 59% 71%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,091) (1,018) (983) (721) (878) (1,256) (948)

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CBS News Poll
December 20-23, 2019

10. Talking about Issues


As a result of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, have you been talking about the issues of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct with friends,
family, and colleagues...

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

More often than before 27% 26% 27% 33% 28% 25% 21% 24% 29% 34%
Less often than before 8% 9% 8% 13% 11% 6% 4% 7% 12% 11%
No difference 65% 65% 65% 54% 61% 69% 75% 69% 59% 55%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,097) (1,501) (1,597) (658) (779) (1,047) (613) (1,995) (374) (476)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

More often than before 27% 41% 24% 16% 44% 22% 17%
Less often than before 8% 8% 7% 11% 7% 9% 8%
No difference 65% 51% 69% 72% 49% 69% 75%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,097) (1,020) (987) (720) (879) (1,258) (951)

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CBS News Poll
December 20-23, 2019

11. Men’s Social Interactions with Women


For you personally, have the #MeToo or Time’s Up movements and recent attention on sexual misconduct made your social interactions with women...
Asked of men

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

More difficult than they used to be 22% 22% ⇤ 23% 23% 24% 16% 22% ⇤ 26%
Easier than they used to be 10% 10% ⇤ 15% 14% 7% 5% 7% ⇤ 17%
Haven’t changed much 68% 68% ⇤ 62% 63% 69% 78% 71% ⇤ 57%
Totals 100% 100% ⇤ 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% ⇤ 100%
Weighted N (1,493) (1,493) (0) (328) (385) (509) (271) (937) (173) (253)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

More difficult than they used to be 22% 18% 23% 29% 18% 20% 28%
Easier than they used to be 10% 14% 9% 7% 14% 10% 7%
Haven’t changed much 68% 67% 68% 63% 68% 70% 64%
Totals 100% 99% 100% 99% 100% 100% 99%
Weighted N (1,493) (485) (548) (336) (441) (549) (499)

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CBS News Poll
December 20-23, 2019

12. Women’s Social Interactions with Men


For you personally, have the #MeToo or Time’s Up movements and recent attention on sexual misconduct made your social interactions with men...
Asked of women

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

More difficult than they used to be 12% ⇤ 12% 17% 16% 12% 5% 10% 14% 16%
Easier than they used to be 8% ⇤ 8% 14% 11% 4% 3% 5% 13% 16%
Haven’t changed much 80% ⇤ 80% 69% 73% 84% 92% 85% 73% 68%
Totals 100% ⇤ 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (1,587) (0) (1,587) (324) (389) (535) (339) (1,051) (202) (215)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

More difficult than they used to be 12% 14% 11% 14% 13% 11% 13%
Easier than they used to be 8% 11% 8% 4% 9% 7% 7%
Haven’t changed much 80% 75% 81% 82% 78% 81% 80%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100%
Weighted N (1,587) (533) (430) (380) (433) (701) (448)

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CBS News Poll
December 20-23, 2019

13. Deserve a Second Chance


In general, do you think celebrities and other powerful people who have engaged in sexual misconduct in the past and have acknowledged their past actions
deserve a "second chance" to pursue their careers, or not?

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

Deserve second chance 22% 25% 20% 26% 23% 21% 19% 21% 22% 25%
Do not deserve second chance 19% 18% 20% 21% 19% 18% 19% 18% 20% 24%
Depends 59% 57% 60% 53% 58% 61% 61% 61% 58% 50%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 99%
Weighted N (3,088) (1,494) (1,595) (654) (773) (1,049) (612) (1,995) (372) (472)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

Deserve second chance 22% 25% 19% 26% 23% 21% 24%
Do not deserve second chance 19% 19% 17% 22% 16% 21% 20%
Depends 59% 56% 64% 51% 61% 58% 56%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,088) (1,017) (983) (719) (874) (1,255) (950)

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CBS News Poll
December 20-23, 2019

14. Role of Social Media


What kind of role do you think social media has played in the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements?

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

Positive 24% 23% 26% 32% 28% 19% 22% 22% 30% 33%
Negative 22% 27% 18% 13% 19% 29% 24% 25% 14% 17%
Mixed 53% 50% 56% 55% 53% 52% 54% 53% 56% 50%
Totals 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,090) (1,496) (1,594) (654) (774) (1,049) (612) (1,993) (370) (475)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

Positive 24% 38% 19% 15% 40% 21% 14%


Negative 22% 12% 25% 38% 9% 18% 39%
Mixed 53% 50% 56% 47% 51% 60% 46%
Totals 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 99%
Weighted N (3,090) (1,021) (985) (720) (877) (1,252) (952)

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CBS News Poll
December 20-23, 2019

15. Changes in Workplace


As a result of the #MeToo or Time’s Up movements and recent attention on sexual misconduct, have you noticed any changes in your workplace?
Asked of those who work full or part time now

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

Yes, changes for the better 17% 18% 17% 24% 21% 12% ⇤ 14% 21% 29%
Yes, changes for the worse 10% 12% 7% 13% 11% 9% ⇤ 9% 15% 12%
No changes 72% 70% 76% 63% 68% 78% ⇤ 77% 64% 59%
Totals 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% ⇤ 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (1,469) (813) (656) (292) (484) (583) (110) (952) (172) (220)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

Yes, changes for the better 17% 28% 11% 13% 26% 12% 14%
Yes, changes for the worse 10% 7% 11% 14% 6% 12% 13%
No changes 72% 65% 78% 73% 68% 75% 73%
Totals 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100%
Weighted N (1,469) (525) (485) (319) (483) (564) (419)

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CBS News Poll
December 20-23, 2019

16. Report Misconduct


Have the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements made it more likely that you would report an incident of workplace sexual misconduct than you had been
before, less likely than you had been before, or hasn’t that changed?
Asked of those who work full or part time now

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

More likely than before 27% 25% 29% 36% 27% 23% ⇤ 24% 28% 39%
Less likely than before 11% 12% 10% 16% 12% 7% ⇤ 9% 15% 16%
Has not changed 62% 63% 61% 48% 61% 69% ⇤ 67% 57% 45%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% ⇤ 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (1,470) (814) (656) (291) (486) (583) (111) (951) (172) (221)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

More likely than before 27% 43% 20% 15% 43% 22% 16%
Less likely than before 11% 10% 8% 14% 7% 13% 11%
Has not changed 62% 47% 72% 70% 50% 65% 73%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (1,470) (526) (483) (321) (482) (565) (421)

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CBS News Poll
December 20-23, 2019

17. Women in Leadership


Do you think having more women in leadership positions in the workplace would help reduce sexual harassment, or not?

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

Would help 52% 49% 55% 57% 55% 49% 50% 48% 60% 62%
Would not help 48% 51% 45% 43% 45% 51% 50% 52% 40% 38%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,071) (1,484) (1,586) (648) (772) (1,042) (609) (1,981) (373) (469)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

Would help 52% 75% 45% 34% 77% 51% 32%


Would not help 48% 25% 55% 66% 23% 49% 68%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,071) (1,016) (977) (713) (880) (1,243) (944)

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CBS News Poll
December 20-23, 2019

18. Ever Been Harassed


Would you say you personally have ever been sexually harassed?

Gender Age Group Race/Ethnicity


Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic

Yes, I have 33% 21% 45% 26% 34% 37% 33% 36% 28% 27%
No, I have not 50% 62% 38% 48% 42% 53% 57% 50% 55% 45%
Prefer not to say 8% 7% 8% 11% 10% 5% 5% 6% 7% 13%
Don’t know 9% 10% 9% 15% 14% 5% 5% 7% 10% 15%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,090) (1,497) (1,593) (652) (778) (1,048) (612) (1,992) (373) (475)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative

Yes, I have 33% 37% 36% 30% 41% 31% 30%


No, I have not 50% 51% 49% 57% 47% 44% 60%
Prefer not to say 8% 5% 7% 9% 6% 10% 6%
Don’t know 9% 7% 8% 4% 6% 15% 4%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N (3,090) (1,019) (984) (720) (877) (1,255) (950)

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HOW THE POLL WAS CONDUCTED AND THE
MARGIN OF ERROR CALCULATED

The CBS News survey is conducted by YouGov using a nationally representative sample of 3,101
U.S. adult residents interviewed online between December 20-23, 2019.
This sample was weighted according to gender, age, race, and education based on the American
Community Survey, conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, as well as 2016 Presidential
vote and registration status. Respondents were selected from YouGov’s opt-in panel to be rep-
resentative of all U.S residents. The weights range from 0.2 to 3.0, with a mean of 1 and a
standard deviation of 0.4.
The margin of error (a 95% confidence interval) for a sample percentage p based upon the entire
sample is approximately 1.9%. It is calculated using the formula
s
1 + CV2
p̂ ± 100 ⇥
n

where CV is the coefficient of variation of the sample weights and n is the sample size used
to compute the proportion. This is a measure of sampling error (the average of all estimates
obtained using the same sample selection and weighting procedures repeatedly). The sample
estimate should di↵er from its expected value by less than margin of error in 95 percent of
all samples. It does not reflect non-sampling errors, including potential selection bias in panel
participation or in response to a particular survey.