A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 42% of working women and 22% of working men say they’ve experienced gender discrimination at work.
The research also probed respondents about sexual harassment at work, with 22% of women and 7% of men saying they’ve experienced it.
The survey was carried out by GfK’s Knowledge Panel this past summer, before the recent sexual assault scandals that have recently dominated the news.
Here are some of the points that stand out.
Here’s what men and women say they’ve gone through at work
In the survey, 23% of women and 6% of men say that they have been “treated as if they were not competent,” while 10% of women and 5% of men say they have “been passed over for the most important assignments.”
Seven percent of women and 4% of men say they’ve been rejected for a position, and 7% of women and 5% of men say they haven’t gotten a promotion because of their gender.
Twenty-five percent of women and just 5% of men report being paid “less than a woman/man” with the same job.
Here’s what women say they are dealing with in the office
The analysis also broke down how many employed women say they’ve gone through any of eight featured types of gender discrimination at work.
Forty percent of White women, 53% of Black women, and 40% of Hispanic women say they have.
Fifty-seven percent of women with postgraduate education report dealing with this discrimination, along with 40% of college grads, 39% who have “some college,” and 38% who have completed “high school or less.”
In terms of age, 39% of women 18-29, 44% of those 30-49, 43% of those 50-64, and 39% of those 65 and up report going through this.
In terms of working women’s education levels, 27% at the postgraduate level, 11% who have graduated college and 13% with “some college or less” report having been given “less support from senior leaders than a woman/man doing the same job,” among many other results about types of discrimination they’ve experienced.
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