30% of British sportswomen say they have been trolled on social media, survey finds

Susannah Townsend, English international field hockey player: Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
Susannah Townsend, English international field hockey player: Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Almost a third of female British athletes have said they have experienced trolling on social media, with some describing the abuse they have encountered as “threatening” and “scary”.

BBC Sport recently conducted a survey of 537 British sportswomen representing 39 sports to ascertain the different experiences of female athletes.

The survey questioned the participants on topics including how much money they earn, whether they believe the media does enough to promote women‘s sport and if they are supported to the same extent as male athletes.

They were also asked about their experiences on social media, with 30 per cent saying they have been trolled online.

This marked a significant increase from 2015, when 14 per cent of respondents said they had been trolled on social media.

Several athletes – including Wales rugby union international player Elilnor Snowsill, Olympic

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We heard from 600 California state workers in a coronavirus survey. Here are their concerns

Six hundred people responded to a survey The Sacramento Bee posted online two weeks ago asking California state workers how their departments and their unions are doing during the coronavirus.

The results show how deeply the virus is affecting employees tasked with carrying out much of the state’s response to a deadly pandemic. Some workers are stressed out and scared, frustrated and disappointed. Others are proud of department leaders who responded quickly and took their concerns seriously.

Whether they are processing unemployment insurance claims or working double shifts in state prisons and hospitals, workers want clear and regular communication, recognition and understanding from their bosses, and they want to be safe, according to the survey responses.

Workers who gave their departments a 10 out of 10 tended to say their departments were doing well in those areas, while those who rated their departments a 1 out of 10 often mentioned

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Coronavirus pandemic may lead to couples putting off divorce, survey finds

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The coronavirus pandemic could lead to married couples who were previously considering divorce to delay proceedings, a survey has suggested.

In April, YouGov carried out a poll of more than 1,000 adults across the UK who had previously been divorced.

The participants were asked whether the virus outbreak would influence their decision to divorce their partner.

Of the respondents, 28 per cent said they would be less likely to pursue divorce due to the Covid-19 crisis.

A small percentage (6 per cent) said that the pandemic would make them feel more inclined to go through divorce proceedings, while the rest said it would either not be a factor in their decision or they did not know if it would be.

The survey of 1,005 adults, which was conducted for family law firm Ampla Finance, also find a marked difference between the way in which women and men felt

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What’s Next for TV Markets? Survey Highlights Reduced Delegations, Year-Round Online Events

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As the industry gets used to working within the virtual space, U.K. media consultancy K7 Media has surveyed 40 clients — made up of some of the biggest international TV distributors, broadcasters, and production studios  — to learn more about their experience with these new virtual events and the role trade shows will play in the ‘new normal.’ K7 Media’s head of strategy Girts Licis looks at what’s next for TV markets and conferences.

As it became increasingly clear that physical events would be unable to go ahead as planned, we noticed everyone — from existing event organizers to publishers and analysts — rush to establish an online footprint.

There’s no doubt the industry has adapted well to ‘attending’ events online, with 55% of clients surveyed reporting watching or listening to an online session curated by a TV event. Highly anticipated annual markets,

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The coronavirus pandemic ‘has undone years of work’ for women, Yahoo Finance survey shows

Women, especially middle-aged ones, have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic in terms of job loss, fewer options for remote work, and needing more time to recover financially from the crisis, according to a new survey from Harris Poll and Yahoo Finance. 

Nearly all men between the ages of 35 and 44 — 96% — were still working the same job as before the pandemic, only 60% of women the same age were, according to the survey of 2033 Americans. The latest unemployment rate shows 8.9% unemployment for men in that age group and 9.4% in June.

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A similar discrepancy shows up between men and women who are 45 to 54.  More than three-quarters of men that age have the same job, but just under 6 in 10 women do, the survey found.

That difference, among others found

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