A new poll released today reveals the majority of Americans view TIME'S UP and #MeToo favorably; believe progress is underway

TIME’S UP Responds to New CBS News Poll On TIME’S UP and #MeToo

Changing Culture, Equity, Power, Safety, Tina Tchen

A new CBS News poll released today finds that the majority of Americans, including men, view TIME’S UP and the #MeToo movement favorably — and most believe we’re making progress towards ending sexual harassment at work.

“These findings are evidence of what supporters of TIME’S UP already know: Our movement for safety and equity at work is growing stronger every day. More women are feeling empowered and more men are feeling a responsibility to help shift problematic social norms,” said Tina Tchen, president and CEO of TIME’S UP Now. “TIME’S UP works to change culture, companies, and laws so work is safe, fair, and dignified for everyone. This CBS News poll reveals encouraging evidence that our culture is indeed changing. Now, it’s time for business leaders and policymakers to catch up.”

Key findings from the CBS News poll out today:

Most Americans believe TIME’S UP and the #MeToo movement has made progress on the issue of sexual harassment.

  • Sixty-three percent of U.S. adults believe that TIME’S UP and the #MeToo movement have helped raise awareness about sexual harassment.
  • A majority of men and women view TIME’S UP and the #MeToo movement favorably.

TIME’S UP and #MeToo have changed how men view sexual harassment — particularly young men.

  • More than half (52 percent) of young men 18-29 say these movements have made them rethink how men behave toward women.
  • Thirty-six percent of young men 18-29 say they’re talking about the issue more often than they did before.
  • Forty-two percent of young men 18-29 say they now have a clearer understanding of what constitutes sexual harassment.

Women are now more likely to speak up if harassment happens to them.

  • Twenty-nine percent of working women say they’re more likely to report sexual harassment in the workplace than they were before #MeToo and TIME’S UP.

People across ages and genders consider sexual harassment to be a serious problem — particularly younger women.

  • Seventy-six percent of Americans believe sexual harassment is a serious problem in society today, with nearly four in 10 women calling it very serious.
  • Fifty-two percent of women under 30 say it’s a very serious issue — and nearly half of all adults under 30 agree.

Majorities of both men and women believe women still face barriers at work.

  • Seventy-two percent of women and 62 percent of men say women still face discrimination in the workplace.

Read the full CBS News report here.


TIME’S UP™ Now is the nonpartisan and not-for-profit advocacy and political arm of TIME’S UP. We advocate for safe, fair, and dignified work for all in the public and private sectors, calling for an end to harassment and other related forms of discrimination on the job. And we fight to rebuild the systems that have taken away women’s power for far too long. TIME’S UP Now is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization.