81 percent say women face some form of discrimination poll finds
81 percent say women face ‘some form’ of discrimination, poll finds
Eighty-one percent of Americans in a new Hill-HarrisX poll released Friday say women in the U.S. face some form of discrimination.
The poll released on International Women’s Day also found that 22 percent of those surveyed said women face a lot of discrimination. Among women surveyed 83 percent said they faced some form discrimination, and 24 percent said they faced a lot of discrimination. Seventy-nine percent of men polled said they believed that women faced some form of discrimination while 19 percent said women faced discrimination.
The poll also found a slight partisan divide on the issue with 91 percent of Democrats surveyed saying women face discrimination in the U.S. while 72 percent of Republican respondents said the same. Sophia Tesfaye deputy politics editor at Salon.com told Hill.TV’s Jamal Simmons that women need to have a different conversation on how to combat discrimination and inequality in the U.S. The last few years have seen a groundswell of support for women’s inequality with the emergence of the Women’s March as well as the Me Too and Times Up movements. The conversation can’t be ‘this is what we face fix it Tesfaye said on What America’s Thinking. It has to be ‘this is what we face. Do you see it Have you participated And how are you going to call it out.