General Attitudes Towards Sexual Harassment

The results we have outlined in DecisionQuest’s exclusive report, Juror Attitude Survey on Sexual Harassment: Perspectives and Paradoxes, will assist you in developing and refining your case strategy.

Juror Attitude Survey on Sexual Harassment: Perspectives and Paradoxes is designed to provide litigators and their clients with insight and analysis on both the current attitudes of jurors and how their attitudes have transformed around sexual harassment claims in the #MeToo era.

The data we present tells a story wildly different attitudes based on gender, age and geography. For example, older jurors have more faith in companies’ sexual harassment training.

Key Takeaways

  • About 48 percent (half of women and 45 percent of men) have experienced sexual harassment, either directly or vicariously through someone close to them. This is much higher than our original survey in 2008, where only 21.3% say they had.
  • Sizable majorities in every age bracket reject the notion that “women provoke it.”
  • Men are more likely than women to believe that accusations of sexual harassment arise from misunderstandings.