That sort of movement in the relatively short time of a decade would be amazing no matter what.But, it's particularly eye-opening given that it comes on a social issue on which, typically, movement is slow if it comes at all. Here's Gallup's long term trend on abortion from its 2014 "Values and Beliefs" poll. The lack of major movement on the death penalty and abortion are in keeping with the belief that on deeply-held and oftentimes very personal matters, public opinion moves slowly and is rarely affected by external events.
I put that question to two of the smartest pollsters in the business -- Glen Bolger of the Republican firm Public Opinion Strategies and Fred Yang of the Democratic shop Garin-Hart-Yang Research."I think the shift is because as more and more gays came out of the closet, people realized they know gays personally, and that makes a huge difference in attitudes," said Bolger.Broadcasting complaints commissioner Linda Venter said‚ “The fact that these children were not the complainant’s own children‚ probably made it even more embarrassing‚ since where parents would usually know their own children well and would know how to approach any questions or remarks in such circumstances‚ this was not the case here.”“Discussions of this nature are essentially inappropriate on radio at times when children might be in the audience and would be beyond the contemporary South African standard of tolerance‚” said Venter.East Coast Radio acknowledged that the content was inappropriate‚ apologised and said the matter would be addressed urgently with the producer of the show and his team.The perception of sexual assault in pop culture can lead many to believe that it is a crime that only affects women.The reality, though, is that men are assaulted, too.