Survey Of Current And Recent College Students On Sexual Assault

This partnership poll from The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation examines the issue of sexual assault on college campuses by exploring the views and experiences of students ages 17 to 26 currently or recently enrolled in a four-year college or university who live on or near campus. The survey, one of the most comprehensive to date on the issue, explores students’ views of consent, effective prevention strategies, and school administrations’ handling of incidents, as well as provides new, nationally representative estimates of the share who say they were sexually assaulted during college.

This survey is the 28th in a series of surveys dating back to 1995 that have been conducted as part of The Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation Survey Project. Read The Washington Post’s reporting, graphics and videography which amplify the survey results:

One in five college women say they were violated

Sex assault in college is common and life-altering

Male victims often fear they won’t be taken seriously

College officials say they are ramping up efforts to combat sexual violence

How was sexual assault measured?

College students remain deeply divided over what consent actually means

Drinking is central to college culture – and to sexual assault

Graphic: Results from the survey

Interactive: Sexual assault survivors tell their stories

How did the Post-Kaiser survey find 1 in 5 college women were sexually assaulted?

Were one in five college women sexually assaulted? The debate over numbers continues.

Video: A thought provoking conversation about sexual assault on college campuses

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