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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
60%
Yes
 
Yes
40%
No
 
No

Male
49%
Yes
 
Yes
51%
No
 
No
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
55%
Yes
 
Yes
45%
No
 
No
OCT 4. 2016
Has anyone close to you ever experienced harassment in public places?
612 responded out of 644 polled
Female
44%
Yes
 
Yes
56%
No
 
No

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

Male
50%
Verbal
 
Verbal
25%
Physical
 
Physical
25%
Sexual
 
Sexual
0-14
33%
Verbal
 
Verbal
33%
Physical
 
Physical
33%
Sexual
 
Sexual

15-19
47%
Verbal
 
Verbal
27%
Physical
 
Physical
27%
Sexual
 
Sexual

20-24
48%
Verbal
 
Verbal
23%
Physical
 
Physical
28%
Sexual
 
Sexual

25-30
51%
Verbal
 
Verbal
27%
Physical
 
Physical
23%
Sexual
 
Sexual

31-34
60%
Verbal
 
Verbal
27%
Physical
 
Physical
13%
Sexual
 
Sexual

35+
60%
Verbal
 
Verbal
24%
Physical
 
Physical
16%
Sexual
 
Sexual
53%
Verbal
 
Verbal
22%
Physical
 
Physical
26%
Sexual
 
Sexual
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
52%
Yes
 
Yes
48%
No
 
No

Male
47%
Yes
 
Yes
53%
No
 
No
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
49%
Yes
 
Yes
51%
No
 
No
OCT 4. 2016
Would you report harassment?
1,211 responded out of 1,279 polled
Female
57%
Yes
 
Yes
43%
No
 
No

Male
59%
Yes
 
Yes
41%
No
 
No
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
55%
Yes
 
Yes
45%
No
 
No
OCT 4. 2016
What kind of harassment in public have people close to you experienced?
291 responded out of 316 polled
Female
56%
Verbal
 
Verbal
23%
Physical
 
Physical
20%
Sexual
 
Sexual

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

15-19
49%
Verbal
 
Verbal
27%
Physical
 
Physical
24%
Sexual
 
Sexual

20-24
53%
Verbal
 
Verbal
23%
Physical
 
Physical
24%
Sexual
 
Sexual

25-30
56%
Verbal
 
Verbal
26%
Physical
 
Physical
18%
Sexual
 
Sexual

31-34
75%
Verbal
 
Verbal
0%
Physical
 
Physical
25%
Sexual
 
Sexual

35+
75%
Verbal
 
Verbal
17%
Physical
 
Physical
8%
Sexual
 
Sexual
55%
Verbal
 
Verbal
24%
Physical
 
Physical
21%
Sexual
 
Sexual
OCT 4. 2016
Why would you not report public harassment?
445 responded out of 547 polled
Female
30%
Don’t know how/where to report it
 
Don’t know how/where to report it
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

Male
42%
Don’t know how/where to report it
 
Don’t know how/where to report it
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
0-14
50%
Don’t know how/where to report it
 
Don’t know how/where to report it
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

15-19
36%
Don’t know how/where to report it
 
Don’t know how/where to report it
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

20-24
37%
Don’t know how/where to report it
 
Don’t know how/where to report it
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

25-30
34%
Don’t know how/where to report it
 
Don’t know how/where to report it
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

31-34
38%
Don’t know how/where to report it
 
Don’t know how/where to report it
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

35+
30%
Don’t know how/where to report it
 
Don’t know how/where to report it
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
38%
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
OCT 4. 2016
What should your government do to make cities safer?
996 responded out of 1,192 polled
Female
39%
Educate citizens on why harassment i
 
Educate citizens on why harassment i
18%
Improve ways to report harassment
 
Improve ways to report harassment
43%
Stronger punishment for those who co
 
Stronger punishment for those who co

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

15-19
31%
Educate citizens on why harassment i
 
Educate citizens on why harassment i
15%
Improve ways to report harassment
 
Improve ways to report harassment
54%
Stronger punishment for those who co
 
Stronger punishment for those who co

20-24
37%
Educate citizens on why harassment i
 
Educate citizens on why harassment i
12%
Improve ways to report harassment
 
Improve ways to report harassment
51%
Stronger punishment for those who co
 
Stronger punishment for those who co

25-30
41%
Educate citizens on why harassment i
 
Educate citizens on why harassment i
19%
Improve ways to report harassment
 
Improve ways to report harassment
40%
Stronger punishment for those who co
 
Stronger punishment for those who co

31-34
53%
Educate citizens on why harassment i
 
Educate citizens on why harassment i
6%
Improve ways to report harassment
 
Improve ways to report harassment
41%
Stronger punishment for those who co
 
Stronger punishment for those who co

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

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