Family Violence Prevention Fund Conducts Poll on Men's Attitudes toward Domestic Violence
Monday, July 2, 2007 12:40 PM

Researchers for Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) recently conducted a poll on men’s attitudes on violence against women. According to the poll, two-thirds of men (67 percent) say that domestic violence and sexual assault are common in the United States. Furthermore, 57 percent believe that they can personally make a difference in combating violence. Most make an effort to talk to their sons and daughters about domestic violence in an effort to instill in their children the importance of healthy, respectful relationships.


FVPF President Esta Soler stated that there has been a marked improvement in men’s attitudes toward their roles in relationships. Men’s willingness to take action and act as positive role models has been one factor helping lead to the decline in domestic violence in the U.S. Nevertheless, domestic violence remains a serious problem, requiring involvement from everyone to end.


For more information, see Poll Results and Poll Analysis.


Compiled from: Most Men Will Support Efforts to Prevent Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Family Violence Prevention Fund, 13 June 2007.