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Poll finds New Yorkers pessimistic on race, sexual harassment

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A poll on New Yorker’s attitudes on racism and sexual harassment shows that many believe society has a ways to go to improve things.

The Siena College survey finds that 36% of women report being the victims of workplace sexual harassment. Siena spokesman Steve Greenberg says when it comes to the issue, there is no upstate-downstate divide or difference in political parties, and three-quarters of New Yorkers think it’s a significant problem.

“Those are just staggering numbers,” said Greenberg.

The Siena poll finds that nearly two-thirds of  New Yorkers think race relations are just fair or poor, a number that’s up from polls conducted earlier in the decade. And  29% say they think they’ve been treated unfairly in the past year because of their race, ethnicity gender or sexual orientation.

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