Study suggests young people hazy on what constitutes sexual assault — especially young men

  • People might be increasingly aware that sexual assault is a real and widespread problem, but that doesn’t mean everyone knows what sexual assault actually means. 
  • Adults — men, especially — are still somewhat hazy on what constitutes sexual assault, according to new data from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, in partnership with YouGov. In an online poll, the NSVRC surveyed 1,221 adults over a two-day period in March. 
  • People largely seem to understand sex without consent is a problem, with more than 80% of respondents saying non-consensual sex and non-consensual touching were sexual assault. Read more. (4/4/2017 3:30 PM)