Mini Poll: Domestic Violence, VAWA

As you understand it, which of the following categories best describes domestic violence?


Abuse among family members:
 49%
Abuse in general:
 16%
Abuse between two people who are not necessarily family members:
 34%

 


In your opinion, which of the following statistics most accurately describes the number of adult women living in the United States who will experience domestic violence at least once in her lifetime?


One out of every 25 women:
 9%
One out of every 20 women:
 10%
One out of every 10 women:
 32%
One out of every 4 women:
 40%
One out of every 2 women:
 10%

Male Respondents:

One out of every 25 women:
 11%
One out of every 20 women:
 11%
One out of every 10 women:
 35%
One out of every 4 women:
 39%
One out of every 2 women:
 4%

Female Respondents:

One out of every 25 women:
 7%
One out of every 20 women:
 9%
One out of every 10 women:
 28%
One out of every 4 women:
 41%
One out of every 2 women:
 15%

 


How strongly do you agree with the following statements (Use 5 to mean you “strongly agree” and 1 to mean you “strongly disagree)?


Domestic violence is a widespread problem in America:


1:
 3%
2:
 6%
3:
 14%
4:
 23%
5:
 55%

Male Respondents:

1:
 4%
2:
 10%
3:
 20%
4:
 26%
5:
 40%

Female Respondents:

1:
 1%
2:
 3%
3:
 8%
4:
 20%
5:
 68%

Lack of money/income is a common challenge for survivors of domestic violence:


1:
 13%
2:
 16%
3:
 48%
4:
 14%
5:
 8%

Male Respondents:

1:
 14%
2:
 14%
3:
 46%
4:
 17%
5:
 8%

Female Respondents:

1:
 12%
2:
 18%
3:
 51%
4:
 11%
5:
 8%

Lack of money/income is a common challenge for survivors of domestic violence:


1:
 4%
2:
 6%
3:
 13%
4:
 23%
5:
 54%

Male Respondents:

1:
 6%
2:
 6%
3:
 17%
4:
 28%
5:
 43%

Female Respondents:

1:
 2%
2:
 6%
3:
 10%
4:
 18%
5:
 64%

Domestic violence affects all people regardless of background:


1:
 4%
2:
 4%
3:
 6%
4:
 15%
5:
 71%

Male Respondents:

1:
 6%
2:
 6%
3:
 10%
4:
 19%
5:
 59%

Female Respondents:

1:
 3%
2:
 1%
3:
 3%
4:
 11%
5:
 82%

Domestic violence has a lasting impact:


1:
 4%
2:
 3%
3:
 4%
4:
 10%
5:
 79%

Male Respondents:

1:
 7%
2:
 4%
3:
 6%
4:
 17%
5:
 67%

Female Respondents:

1:
 2%
2:
 1%
3:
 3%
4:
 4%
5:
 91%

 


Please rank on a scale of 1 to 5 the problems a victim of domestic violence may face after they have left an abusive situation. (Use 1 to mean it is the “most difficult” problem and 5 to mean it is the “least difficult” problem.


Finding a place to live:


1:
 27%
2:
 20%
3:
 18%
4:
 15%
5:
 21%

Finding money/income to support the victim and/or children:


1:
 35%
2:
 18%
3:
 11%
4:
 14%
5:
 22%

Fear that abuser will find the victim:


1:
 48%
2:
 10%
3:
 7%
4:
 7%
5:
 29%

Being taken seriously by the police/judge:


1:
 23%
2:
 20%
3:
 17%
4:
 19%
5:
 20%

Dealing with the opinions of friends and family:


1:
 19%
2:
 20%
3:
 23%
4:
 16%
5:
 22%

 


Yes or no. “I personally know people who are (have been) victims of domestic violence.”


Yes:
 75%
No:
 25%

Male Respondents:

Yes:
 64%
No:
 36%

Female Respondents:

Yes:
 86%
No:
 14%

 


Have you ever heard of the Federal Violence Against Women Act?


Yes:
 57%
No:
 43%

 


Would you be more inclined or less inclined to vote for a candidate for the United States Senate who did not have a position on the reauthorization of the Federal Violence Against Women Act?


More inclined:
 4%
Less Inclined:
 73%
It would make no difference to me:
 24%

Male Respondents:

More inclined:
 2%
Less Inclined:
 62%
It would make no difference to me:
 36%

Female Respondents:

More inclined:
 4%
Less Inclined:
 84%
It would make no difference to me:
 12%

 


Are you:


Male:
 47%
Female:
 53%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.