73% of American Adults Agree with DeVos’s Statement About Replacing Campus Sexual Assault Policy (Excerpt)


September 13, 2017

During a speech at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School last week about sexual assault on campus, education Secretary Betsy DeVos stated, “Every survivor of sexual misconduct must be taken seriously. Every student accused of sexual misconduct must know that guilt is not predetermined.”

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 73% of American Adults agree with DeVos’s statement about replacing the Obama-era guidelines on sexual assault on college campuses. Just six percent (6%) disagree, and a sizeable 20% are not sure how they feel about her statement.

Americans in general are split, however, on whether sexual assault on campus is an area that the federal government has any business being involved in. Forty-seven percent (47%) say the federal government should be involved, but 40% disagree. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure whether the government should be involved in cases of sexual assault on college campuses at all.

Source: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/social_issues/most_americans_agree_with_devos_on_sexual_misconduct_on_campuses  (available on subscription basis)