70% Say Penn State Was Correct to Fire Paterno
UTICA, NY–A strong majority of adults (70%) say they would immediately call the police if they witnessed sexual abuse in their workplace and then tell a supervisor, a new IBOPE Zogby poll finds, and 70% say they agree with Penn State’s decision to fire long-time head coach Joe Paterno due to the allegations his former defensive coordinator abused young boys at Penn State football facilities.
The interactive survey of 2,100 adults, conducted from 11/15 to 11/17 asked:
If you witnessed the sexual abuse of a child by a superior in your workplace, would you
Call the police immediately and then tell supervisor
First tell a supervisor, and then follow up to make sure proper reporting to the authorities had taken place
Talk to the superior you witnessed with the child
A sampling of IBOPE Zogby International’s online panel, which is representative of the adult population of the US, was invited to participate. Slight weights were added to region, party, age, race, religion, gender and education to more accurately reflect the population. The margin of error is +/- 2.2 percentage points. Margins of error are higher in sub-groups. The MOE calculation is for sampling error only.
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