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Results of survey "Truth about abuse" were revealed

Americans more aware and invested in the issue of domestic violence.

DALLAS, -- Awareness isn't enough to stop abuse. Mary Kay released the results of its sixth annual Truth About Abuse survey revealing that Americans' awareness of domestic violence is on the rise. The survey also reveals Americans believe increased education on healthy relationships can make a difference and millennials show confidence that the U.S. can end domestic abuse for the next generation.

Highlights from the survey include:

• It's personal: 65% of those surveyed have experienced domestic abuse, experiencing it themselves or through someone they know.

• Awareness is on the rise: 53% of those surveyed say their understanding of domestic violence has improved in the past five years.

• Equipped to help: 71% feel confident that they would know what to do if someone they know is in an abusive relationship.

• From awareness to action: 1 in 2 say they would intervene if someone they knew was in a verbally or physically abusive relationship. (SOURCE: Mary Kay Inc.)

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