86% of the public view rape and sexual assault on campuses as a serious problem – and a majority say it is a problem that is not taken seriously enough.  Just 12% say it’s been exaggerated (the poll was conducted just before the Charlotte police department released a report which found little evidence to support a Rolling Stone story about an alleged gang rape at a fraternity at the University of Virginia in 2012, but after significant criticism of the story). 

There are difference between men and women; men, along with those who are in fraternities and sororities are more likely to say the problem is exaggerated.