Essential Report

Impact of sexual harassment media coverage

Dec 11, 2017

Q. And which of the following statements is closest to your view?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
The current media attention on sexual harassment and discrimination will bring about lasting change to the Australian workplace. 55%   57% 58% 67% 44%   53% 56% 55% 53% 57%
The current media attention on sexual harassment and discrimination will soon be forgotten and bring little change to the Australian workplace 30%   26% 32% 23% 44%   32% 27% 30% 30% 29%
Not sure 16%   16% 10% 10% 12%   14% 17% 16% 17% 14%

 

 

55% think that the current attention on sexual harassment and discrimination will bring about lasting change and 30% think it will soon be forgotten.

There were not major differences by demographics. Greens voters (67%) were more likely think it will bring lasting change and other party voters less likely (44%).

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