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New Siena Poll On New Yorkers, Racism, And Sexual Harassment

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While only 39% of New Yorkers think race relations in the state are excellent (4%) or good (35%) – compared to 58% who say they are fair (43%) or poor (15%) – that is up from the 2015 Siena Poll, which had 31% positive and 66% negative, including 28% poor, according to a new Siena College poll of New York State registered voters released Monday morning.

Sixty-eight percent say ethnic and racial minorities in New York experience discrimination, and 29% say in the last year, they’ve been treated unfairly because of their race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

The Siena College survey showed that 74% of New Yorkers say sexual harassment in the workplace is a significant problem.

29% label it very significant.

14% say it’s not very significant, and six percent say it’s not at all significant.

More than one in three of us say we know about sexual harassment at work.

36% of women say they’ve been a victim, 10-percent in the last five years.

Link: Siena Poll Results


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