Sixty percent of US women ‘sexually harassed’

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A majority of U.S. female voters say they have experienced sexual harassment, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

Sixty percent of women surveyed said they had experienced sexual harassment, while 39 percent said they had not, according to the survey.

The poll also found that 69 percent of female voters had experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, and 43 percent said they had experienced it in a social setting.

The poll comes as numerous women across the U.S. have come forward to accuse high-powered men in a variety of professions of sexual misconduct.

The accusations have set off a national conversation from Hollywood to Capitol Hill, regarding the issue of sexual misconduct and harassment.

The conversation has led to the revival of the “Me Too” movement, which encourages women to share their stories of sexual misconduct to shine a light on the issue.

Longtime television journalist Charlie Rose is the most recent influential figure to face backlash as a result of allegations, which resulted in his firing from CBS News.

Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenReport: Conyers settled wrongful dismissal complaint over ‘sexual advances’ Arianna Huffington denies Franken behaved inappropriately in response to new photos Right way and wrong way MORE (D-Minn.) and Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersReport: Conyers settled wrongful dismissal complaint over ‘sexual advances’ Gun reformers search for the next bump stock Overnight Regulation: Senate tax bill to include ObamaCare mandate repeal | Sessions sidesteps questions on WH influence on AT&T merger | Dems seek more transparency on student borrower rule MORE Jr. (D-Mich.) have been accused of sexual misconduct, while Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has denied a slew of allegations against him, including sexual misconduct with a minor.

The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted on Nov. 15-20 among 1,415 voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

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