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New survey reports one in 5 women are sexually assaulted in college

A poll jointly conducted by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation found that one in five women have been sexually assaulted on a college campus. Five percent of men reported experiencing a sexual assault while in college.

More than 1,000 people who had attended college in the past four years were surveyed about their experiences with sexual assault on campus. The poll found a high potential risk factor in the use of alcohol (two-thirds of those who reported experiencing an unwanted sexual encounter said they had been drinking beforehand). Fifty-eight percent of male respondents said they believe the number of women sexually assaulted on their college campus is less than 1 in 5. The same percentage of female respondents said they think the number is higher than 20 percent.

Read more of the survey's results at The Washington Post.