Essential Report

Gender equality

Mar 8, 2016

Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

  Total agree Total dis-agree   Strong-ly agree Agree Dis-agree Strong-ly dis-agree Don’t know   Men agree Men dis-agree Women agree Women dis-agree
Gender equality, meaning that men and women are equal, has come far enough already 38% 53%   10% 28% 35% 18% 8%   51% 39% 26% 68%
Gender equality has already been mostly achieved 41% 52%   8% 33% 37% 15% 7%   53% 39% 30% 64%
Work to achieve gender equality today benefits mostly well-to-do people 39% 42%   7% 32% 32% 10% 18%   45% 38% 35% 46%
There should be laws that require equal salaries for men and women in the same position 78% 14%   37% 41% 9% 5% 7%   71% 21% 85% 8%
Although there has been significant progress on gender equality there is still a long way to go 71% 21%   26% 45% 16% 5% 8%   61% 30% 80% 13%

There was very strong agreement with the statements “there should be laws that require equal salaries for men and women in the same position” (78%) and “Although there has been significant progress on gender equality there is still a long way to go” (71%).

More than half of the men agree that gender equality has mostly been achieved and that gender equality . . . has come far enough but around two thirds of women disagree.

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