A new poll taken by The Economist and YouGov over the past month shows some surprising views on what exactly constitutes sexual harassment in five Western countries.

The poll found that younger people are much more likely to consider things sexual harassment.

One consistent pattern that emerged was a generation gap. In general, younger respondents were more likely to think that a behaviour crossed the line than their older peers were. For example, over half of British women under 30 said that wolf-whistling was unacceptable. Less than a fifth of those over 64 felt that way.

In the United States, for example, more than a third of young adults of both sexes said they’d consider it sexual harassment if a man who was not a romantic partner commented on a woman’s attractiveness.

No kidding.

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