Gender quotas

Mar 30, 2021

Q. To what extent do you support or oppose political parties setting gender quotas when selecting candidates to achieve a representative number of women in parliament?

  Mar’21 Feb’19
Strongly support 21% 18%
Somewhat support 27% 29%
Somewhat oppose 21% 20%
Strongly oppose 15% 20%
Unsure 16% 14%
TOTAL: Support 48% 46%
TOTAL: Oppose 36% 40%
Base (n) 1,100 1,101

 

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other  
Strongly support 21% 21% 20% 23% 26% 13% 22% 19% 40% 19%  
Somewhat support 27% 28% 27% 33% 25% 25% 32% 29% 27% 22%  
Somewhat oppose 21% 23% 19% 16% 19% 26% 21% 24% 13% 22%  
Strongly oppose 15% 17% 12% 10% 14% 19% 10% 19% 4% 24%  
Unsure 16% 11% 21% 18% 15% 16% 15% 9% 16% 14%  
TOTAL: Support 48% 49% 47% 56% 52% 38% 54% 48% 67% 40%  
TOTAL: Oppose 36% 40% 31% 26% 33% 46% 31% 43% 17% 46%  
Base (n) 1,100 539 561 332 382 386 382 389 92 122  
  • Support for the introduction of gender quotas for candidate selection is unchanged from 2019 at 46% (48% in 2019).
  • 48% of Coalition party voters support the introduction of quotas, 43% oppose and 9% are unsure.

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