December 18, 2017
Results by Demographic Categories & Regions
Note: Important differences are highlighted by green circles (if the result is notably higher than other groups in neighbouring columns) or red rectangles (if the result is notably lower than other groups in neighbouring columns.
Q1. Which of the following do you believe are examples of sexual harassment or sexual violence? [MULTIPLE RESPONSE]
Q2A. There have been sexual harassment allegations made in recent weeks about several celebrities and public figures (e.g., Harvey Weinstein, Roy Moore, Kevin Spacey, Al Franken, among others). How much of an impact do you feel these allegations regarding high profile public figures will actually have in: Reducing the occurrences of sexual harassment in the workplace?
Q2B. There have been sexual harassment allegations made in recent weeks about several celebrities and public figures (e.g., Harvey Weinstein, Roy Moore, Kevin Spacey, Al Franken, among others). How much of an impact do you feel these allegations regarding high profile public figures will actually have in: Changing attitudes towards sexual harassment in the workplace?
Q3. #MeToo is a social media campaign aiming to raise awareness about sexual harassment and sexual violence women face on a day-to-day basis. Pictured above is European Parliament member Terry Keintke, centre, holding a sign with the hashtag #MeToo during a debate to discuss measures against sexual harassment and sexual violence in the EU.Prior to doing this survey, how aware were you of the #MeToo campaign?
Q4. [IF AWARE OF #METOO CAMPAIGN] In your opinion, how effective has the #MeToo campaign been to raise awareness of sexual harassment and sexual violence?
Q5. Which of the following viewpoints is closer to your own? [ROTATE STATEMENTS]
Q6. Several high profile entertainers, such as Kevin Spacey, Bill O’Reilly, Ben Affleck, and Louis C.K., to name a few, have been accused of sexual harassment and as a consequence, have suffered professionally. When this happens, how does it affect your decision to watch one of their movies, TV shows or attend one of their concerts?
These results are from a regionally-representative Canada-wide study of 1,000 online respondents conducted by NRG Research Group. The survey was pre-tested on November 27th with full fielding continuing immediately after and concluding on November 29th, 2017. NRG purchased online panel sample from Research Now, a long-established, reputable research panel provider with an extensive panel list numbering over half a million panelists in Canada. Results were weighted to reflect the actual age and gender distribution in each region.
Since the research is conducted online using panel sample, it is considered to be a non-probability sample and therefore, margins of error are not applicable. For comparison purposes only, a probability sample of a survey size of 1,000 cases with this sample plan would carry a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.1 percent, 19 times out of 20 for the total sample.