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Fact check: Speaker Nancy Pelosi's claim about domestic violence. Fact check: Speaker Nancy Pelosi's claim about domestic violence.
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Does domestic violence impact a third of all women in the United States? Does domestic violence impact a third of all women in the United States?
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Speaker of the Congress Nancy Pelosi  wrote a<a href="https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi/status/1103730337836863489"> tweet about the domestic violence</a> in which she claimed the following: Speaker of the Congress Nancy Pelosi  wrote a<a href="https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi/status/1103730337836863489"> tweet about the domestic violence</a> in which she claimed the following:
https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi/status/1103730337836863489 https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi/status/1103730337836863489
<strong>Claim:</strong> <strong>Claim:</strong>
"[Domestic violence] will impact 1 in 3 women over the course of their lives" "[Domestic violence] will impact 1 in 3 women over the course of their lives"
<strong>Fact check: True enough</strong> <strong>Fact check: True enough</strong>
According to a 2010 <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs_sofindings.pdf">The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation survey conducted by the CDC</a> : According to a 2010 <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs_sofindings.pdf">The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation survey conducted by the CDC</a> :
<blockquote>Four in 10 lesbian women (43.8%), 6 in 10 bisexual women (61.1%), and 1 in 3 heterosexual women (35.0%) reported experiencing rape, physical violence, and/or stalking within the context of an intimate partner relationship at least once during their lifetime</blockquote> <blockquote>Four in 10 lesbian women (43.8%), 6 in 10 bisexual women (61.1%), and 1 in 3 heterosexual women (35.0%) reported experiencing rape, physical violence, and/or stalking within the context of an intimate partner relationship at least once during their lifetime</blockquote>
Even excluding stalking and rape, the report found 23.6% of heterosexual women (96.5% of the sample of 9,970 women called in 2010) had experienced at least one form of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in her lifetime and 29.8% had been slapped, pushed or shoved, with higher rates for other women. Even excluding stalking and rape, the report found 23.6% of heterosexual women (96.5% of the sample of 9,970 women called in 2010) had experienced at least one form of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in her lifetime and 29.8% had been slapped, pushed or shoved, with higher rates for other women.
Unfortunately the combined overall rate of domestic violence (of the various types they classified them as) was not published, nor was any record made of violence inflicted by non-intimate partners. No attempt was made to transform the reported rates across all age groups to an estimated full-lifetime rate for all women. Unfortunately the combined overall rate of domestic violence (of the various types they classified them as) was not published, nor was any record made of violence inflicted by non-intimate partners. No attempt was made to transform the reported rates across all age groups to an estimated full-lifetime rate for all women.
Given the uncertainty in the current reported rates, and what the rates will be in future, Pelosi's 33% estimate seems quite reasonable. Given the uncertainty in the current reported rates, and what the rates will be in future, Pelosi's 33% estimate seems quite reasonable.
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<p>Walters, M.L., Chen J., &amp; Breiding, M.J. (2013). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs_sofindings.pdf</p> <p>Walters, M.L., Chen J., &amp; Breiding, M.J. (2013). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs_sofindings.pdf</p>

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