NBC News|SurveyMonkey Gender and Sexism Poll

April 11-24, 2016

TOPLINE RESULTS
It is rare to see people treated in a sexist manner on television

4/11-4/24

Strongly agree
7

Somewhat agree
13

Neither agree nor
disagree
25

Somewhat disagree
27

Strongly
disagree
26

No answer
2

Strongly
disagree
17

No answer
1

Society has reached the point where women and men have equal opportunities for achievement.

4/11-4/24

Strongly agree
17

Somewhat agree
27

Neither agree nor
disagree
12

Somewhat disagree
26

Over the past few years, the government and news media have been showing more concern about the treatment of women than
is warranted by women’s actual experiences.

4/11-4/24

Strongly agree
11

Somewhat agree
23

Neither agree nor
disagree
30

Somewhat disagree
16

Have you ever personally experienced discrimination on the basis of your gender?

4/11-4/24

Yes
39

No
47

Not sure
13

No answer
1

Strongly
disagree
19

No answer
2

METHODOLOGY
The NBC News|SurveyMonkey Gender and Sexism poll was conducted online from April 11, 2016 through April 24, 2016 among a
national sample of 12,894 adults aged 18 and over. Respondents for this survey were selected from the nearly three million people
who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day. Data for this week has been weighted for age, race, sex, education,
region, and voter registration status using the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Current Population Survey to reflect the
demographic composition of the United States.
Because the sample is based on those who initially self-selected for participation rather than a probability sample, no estimates of
sampling error can be calculated. All surveys may be subject to multiple sources of error, including, but not limited to sampling error,
coverage error, and measurement error.
To assess the variability in the estimates and account for design effects, we create a bootstrap confidence interval to produce an
error estimate. The bootstrap confidence interval for this survey is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points.
To calculate the bootstrap confidence interval we use the weighted data to generate 5000 independent samples and calculate the
95% confidence intervals for the weighted average. When analyzing the survey results and their accuracy, this error estimate should
be taken into consideration in much the same way that analysis of probability polls takes into account the margin of sampling error.
Group

Unweighted N

Plus or minus

Total sample

12,894

1.2

Men
Women

6,466
6,428

1.5
1.7