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U-Reporters tell us how they feel about harassment in public spaces
9 questions polled on this topic
31% response rate
1,545 responded out of 4,928 polled
Oct 4. 2016
Do you feel safe where you live?
Oct 4. 2016
Have you experienced harassment in public spaces?
Oct 4. 2016
Has anyone close to you ever experienced harassment in public places?
Oct 4. 2016
Which type of harassment in public spaces have you experienced?
Oct 4. 2016
Does the fear of harassment make you avoid public transport or public places?
Oct 4. 2016
Would you report harassment?
Oct 4. 2016
What kind of harassment in public have people close to you experienced?
Oct 4. 2016
Why would you not report public harassment?
Oct 4. 2016
What should your government do to make cities safer?

POLL RESULTS

OCT 4. 2016
Do you feel safe where you live?
1,545 responded out of 4,928 polled
Female
53%
Yes
 
Yes
47%
No
 
No

Male
62%
Yes
 
Yes
38%
No
 
No
0-14
72%
yes
 
yes
28%
no
 
no

15-19
55%
yes
 
yes
45%
no
 
no

20-24
58%
yes
 
yes
42%
no
 
no

25-30
59%
yes
 
yes
41%
no
 
no

31-34
62%
yes
 
yes
38%
no
 
no

35+
73%
yes
 
yes
27%
no
 
no
58%
Yes
 
Yes
42%
No
 
No
OCT 4. 2016
Have you experienced harassment in public spaces?
1,445 responded out of 1,544 polled
Female
40%
No
 
No
60%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
51%
No
 
No
49%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
56%
yes
 
yes
44%
no
 
no

15-19
49%
yes
 
yes
51%
no
 
no

20-24
51%
yes
 
yes
49%
no
 
no

25-30
58%
yes
 
yes
42%
no
 
no

31-34
65%
yes
 
yes
35%
no
 
no

35+
67%
yes
 
yes
33%
no
 
no
45%
No
 
No
55%
Yes
 
Yes
OCT 4. 2016
Has anyone close to you ever experienced harassment in public places?
612 responded out of 644 polled
Female
56%
No
 
No
44%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
48%
No
 
No
52%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
46%
yes
 
yes
54%
no
 
no

15-19
46%
yes
 
yes
54%
no
 
no

20-24
52%
yes
 
yes
48%
no
 
no

25-30
65%
yes
 
yes
35%
no
 
no

31-34
57%
yes
 
yes
43%
no
 
no

35+
46%
yes
 
yes
54%
no
 
no
48%
No
 
No
52%
Yes
 
Yes
OCT 4. 2016
Which type of harassment in public spaces have you experienced?
740 responded out of 801 polled
Female
29%
Sexual
 
Sexual
21%
Physical
 
Physical
50%
Verbal
 
Verbal

Male
25%
Sexual
 
Sexual
25%
Physical
 
Physical
50%
Verbal
 
Verbal
0-14
33%
sexual
 
sexual
33%
verbal
 
verbal
33%
physical
 
physical

15-19
27%
sexual
 
sexual
47%
verbal
 
verbal
27%
physical
 
physical

20-24
28%
sexual
 
sexual
48%
verbal
 
verbal
23%
physical
 
physical

25-30
23%
sexual
 
sexual
51%
verbal
 
verbal
27%
physical
 
physical

31-34
13%
sexual
 
sexual
60%
verbal
 
verbal
27%
physical
 
physical

35+
16%
sexual
 
sexual
60%
verbal
 
verbal
24%
physical
 
physical
26%
Sexual
 
Sexual
22%
Physical
 
Physical
53%
Verbal
 
Verbal
OCT 4. 2016
Does the fear of harassment make you avoid public transport or public places?
1,279 responded out of 1,327 polled
Female
48%
No
 
No
52%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
53%
No
 
No
47%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
37%
yes
 
yes
63%
no
 
no

15-19
55%
yes
 
yes
45%
no
 
no

20-24
48%
yes
 
yes
52%
no
 
no

25-30
37%
yes
 
yes
63%
no
 
no

31-34
32%
yes
 
yes
68%
no
 
no

35+
46%
yes
 
yes
54%
no
 
no
51%
No
 
No
49%
Yes
 
Yes
OCT 4. 2016
Would you report harassment?
1,211 responded out of 1,279 polled
Female
43%
No
 
No
57%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
41%
No
 
No
59%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
54%
yes
 
yes
46%
no
 
no

15-19
57%
yes
 
yes
43%
no
 
no

20-24
58%
yes
 
yes
42%
no
 
no

25-30
50%
yes
 
yes
50%
no
 
no

31-34
57%
yes
 
yes
43%
no
 
no

35+
49%
yes
 
yes
51%
no
 
no
45%
No
 
No
55%
Yes
 
Yes
OCT 4. 2016
What kind of harassment in public have people close to you experienced?
291 responded out of 316 polled
Female
20%
Sexual
 
Sexual
23%
Physical
 
Physical
56%
Verbal
 
Verbal

Male
24%
Sexual
 
Sexual
25%
Physical
 
Physical
51%
Verbal
 
Verbal
0-14
0%
sexual
 
sexual
80%
verbal
 
verbal
20%
physical
 
physical

15-19
24%
sexual
 
sexual
49%
verbal
 
verbal
27%
physical
 
physical

20-24
24%
sexual
 
sexual
53%
verbal
 
verbal
23%
physical
 
physical

25-30
18%
sexual
 
sexual
56%
verbal
 
verbal
26%
physical
 
physical

31-34
25%
sexual
 
sexual
75%
verbal
 
verbal
0%
physical
 
physical

35+
8%
sexual
 
sexual
75%
verbal
 
verbal
17%
physical
 
physical
21%
Sexual
 
Sexual
24%
Physical
 
Physical
55%
Verbal
 
Verbal
OCT 4. 2016
Why would you not report public harassment?
445 responded out of 547 polled
Female
40%
Don’t think any action will be taken
 
Don’t think any action will be taken
30%
I am scared to speak out about it
 
I am scared to speak out about it
30%
Don’t know how/where to report it
 
Don’t know how/where to report it

Male
39%
Don’t think any action will be taken
 
Don’t think any action will be taken
19%
I am scared to speak out about it
 
I am scared to speak out about it
42%
Don’t know how/where to report it
 
Don’t know how/where to report it
0-14
20%
don’t think any action will be taken
 
don’t think any action will be taken
30%
i am scared to speak out about it
 
i am scared to speak out about it
50%
don’t know how/where to report it
 
don’t know how/where to report it

15-19
33%
don’t think any action will be taken
 
don’t think any action will be taken
31%
i am scared to speak out about it
 
i am scared to speak out about it
36%
don’t know how/where to report it
 
don’t know how/where to report it

20-24
43%
don’t think any action will be taken
 
don’t think any action will be taken
20%
i am scared to speak out about it
 
i am scared to speak out about it
37%
don’t know how/where to report it
 
don’t know how/where to report it

25-30
60%
don’t think any action will be taken
 
don’t think any action will be taken
6%
i am scared to speak out about it
 
i am scared to speak out about it
34%
don’t know how/where to report it
 
don’t know how/where to report it

31-34
38%
don’t think any action will be taken
 
don’t think any action will be taken
25%
i am scared to speak out about it
 
i am scared to speak out about it
38%
don’t know how/where to report it
 
don’t know how/where to report it

35+
48%
don’t think any action will be taken
 
don’t think any action will be taken
22%
i am scared to speak out about it
 
i am scared to speak out about it
30%
don’t know how/where to report it
 
don’t know how/where to report it
41%
Don’t think any action will be taken
 
Don’t think any action will be taken
22%
I am scared to speak out about it
 
I am scared to speak out about it
38%
Don’t know how/where to report it
 
Don’t know how/where to report it
OCT 4. 2016
What should your government do to make cities safer?
996 responded out of 1,192 polled
Female
43%
Stronger punishment for those who co
 
Stronger punishment for those who co
18%
Improve ways to report harassment
 
Improve ways to report harassment
39%
Educate citizens on why harassment i
 
Educate citizens on why harassment i

Male
54%
Stronger punishment for those who co
 
Stronger punishment for those who co
11%
Improve ways to report harassment
 
Improve ways to report harassment
35%
Educate citizens on why harassment i
 
Educate citizens on why harassment i
0-14
47%
stronger punishment for those who co
 
stronger punishment for those who co
13%
improve ways to report harassment
 
improve ways to report harassment
40%
educate citizens on why harassment i
 
educate citizens on why harassment i

15-19
54%
stronger punishment for those who co
 
stronger punishment for those who co
15%
improve ways to report harassment
 
improve ways to report harassment
31%
educate citizens on why harassment i
 
educate citizens on why harassment i

20-24
51%
stronger punishment for those who co
 
stronger punishment for those who co
12%
improve ways to report harassment
 
improve ways to report harassment
37%
educate citizens on why harassment i
 
educate citizens on why harassment i

25-30
40%
stronger punishment for those who co
 
stronger punishment for those who co
19%
improve ways to report harassment
 
improve ways to report harassment
41%
educate citizens on why harassment i
 
educate citizens on why harassment i

31-34
41%
stronger punishment for those who co
 
stronger punishment for those who co
6%
improve ways to report harassment
 
improve ways to report harassment
53%
educate citizens on why harassment i
 
educate citizens on why harassment i

35+
39%
stronger punishment for those who co
 
stronger punishment for those who co
14%
improve ways to report harassment
 
improve ways to report harassment
47%
educate citizens on why harassment i
 
educate citizens on why harassment i
48%
Stronger punishment for those who co
 
Stronger punishment for those who co
14%
Improve ways to report harassment
 
Improve ways to report harassment
38%
Educate citizens on why harassment i
 
Educate citizens on why harassment i

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