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Most Americans Say Return For Journalists Fired Over Sex Assault Allegations Likely

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Matt Lauer is the latest big name to become engulfed by a wave of sexual harassment allegations permeating media, Hollywood and Washington. But most Americans think those journalists who’ve lost their jobs over allegations of sexual harassment will bounce back in the near future. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of American Adults think it’s likely most of those in the media who have lost their jobs over allegations of sexual harassment will resume their careers within the next three to five years, including 26% who think it’s Very Likely. Thirty-two percent (32%) feel it’s unlikely the journalists who’ve lost their jobs will get new ones, with eight percent (8%) who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 30 and December 3, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

 

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