Washington Post Capitol Hill Men in the Workplace Poll, January 1993 (ICPSR 6174)

Published: Apr 1, 1994

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In this special topic poll, male current and former congressional staffers were surveyed regarding working conditions on Capitol Hill. (The female counterpart to this poll is WASHINGTON POST CAPITOL HILL WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE POLL, JANUARY 1993 [ICPSR 6173].) Opinion regarding the sexual harassment of women on the job was the major focus of the survey, and was assessed by items such as whether sexual harassment was a major problem in the United States, whether it was a major problem for women who work on congressional staffs, and whether it was a bigger problem for women working in congressional staff positions in Washington than for working women in general. The survey also asked whether women who work on congressional staffs were reluctant to take formal action against men who sexually harass them, and whether such reluctance was greater among women on Capitol Hill than among working women in general. Additional questions concerned the alleged sexual misconduct of Senator Robert Packwood toward female members of his congressional staff, and the perceived frequency of sexual harassment of women staffers by members of Congress. Further areas of inquiry dealt with the importance of the respondent's job, the biggest problem facing congressional staffers working on Capitol Hill, and the respondent's level of satisfaction with various aspects of his job. Background information on respondents includes political party, vote choice in the 1992 presidential election, education, age, length of time worked on Capitol Hill, marital status, parental status, and whether the respondent's duties on Capitol Hill involved supervisory responsibilities.

The Washington Post. Washington Post Capitol Hill Men in the Workplace Poll, January 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994-04-01. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06174.v1

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1993-01-13 -- 1993-01-27

1993-01-13 -- 1993-01-27

A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis.

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Men working on Capitol Hill whose names were listed in the 1992 edition of the CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DIRECTORY.

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