Poll Results: Sexism

October 17, 2014, 3:00 PM UTC

These are the topline results of a YouGov/Huffington Post survey of 1000 US adults interviewed October 14 - 15, 2014 on smartphone use. The results show that very few people think that a children's t-shirt accused of being sexist should not be sold. The margin of error is 4.0%.

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How much of a problem do you think sexism is in our society today?
A big problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29%
A moderate problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35%
A little bit of a problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24%
Not a problem at all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12%

While shopping for clothes, how often do you notice articles of clothing that have a message you consider sexist?
Often . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13%
Sometimes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35%
Rarely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31%
Never . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21%

Regardless of whether you have children or not, if you saw a t-shirt designed for teenage girls that reads "training to be Batman’s wife," which would come closest to your view?
It’s sexist and should not be sold in stores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12%
It’s sexist, but if people want to buy it that’s their business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48%
There’s no problem with it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40%

While shopping for your children, how often do you notice articles of clothing that have a message you considered sexist?
Asked of those who are the parent or guardian of a child under age 18
Not a parent or guardian of a child under age 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74%
Often . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%
Sometimes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%
Rarely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%
Never . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5%