Has Sexual Harassment at Work Decreased Since #MeToo?

by Stefanie K. Johnson, Ksenia Keplinger, Jessica F. Kirk, and Liza Barnes

Before #MeToo went viral, we surveyed 250 working women in the United States about the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in their workplaces and how it impacts them at work; we also interviewed 31 women in the U.S. about their individual experiences. We conducted a second survey after #MeToo, of 263 women, and we reconnected with some of the women we previously interviewed to see whether they’ve seen changes or have changed their views. The survey was meant to gather quantitative evidence about changes since #MeToo, and the interviews were meant to provide insight into why and how the changes occurred.

We measured ...

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