Essential Report

Respect for men and women in professions

Jan 19, 2016

Q. For each of the following professions, do you think men are more respected, women are more respected or are both respected equally?

Men more respected

Women more respected

Both respected equally

Don’t know

Building and construction

74%

3%

13%

9%

Military

70%

3%

16%

11%

Politics

63%

4%

22%

11%

Sport

61%

3%

25%

10%

Finance and banking

53%

4%

30%

12%

Law

53%

5%

30%

11%

Doctors

46%

6%

40%

9%

Journalism

37%

8%

43%

13%

TV presenters

22%

15%

52%

12%

Teaching

12%

28%

50%

10%

Nursing

4%

58%

29%

9%

A majority think that men are more respected than women in the professions of building and construction (74%), the military (70%), politics (63%), sport (61%), finance/banking (53%) and the law (53%).
A majority think both are respected equally in TV presenting (52%) and teaching (50%).
58% think women are more respected in nursing.

Apart from nursing, teaching and sport, women are considerably more likely to think men are more respected in each profession.

Men

Women

Men more respected

Women more respected

Both respected equally

Don’t know

Men more respected

Women more respected

Both respected equally

Don’t know

Nursing

4%

60%

26%

10%

3%

56%

33%

8%

Doctors

39%

8%

42%

10%

52%

3%

37%

8%

Teaching

11%

32%

46%

11%

14%

24%

53%

9%

Law

46%

8%

33%

13%

61%

2%

27%

10%

Journalism

32%

11%

44%

14%

42%

5%

42%

12%

Sport

58%

4%

26%

11%

64%

2%

24%

9%

Politics

54%

5%

28%

13%

72%

2%

17%

9%

Finance and banking

46%

7%

34%

14%

60%

2%

27%

11%

Military

64%

5%

19%

12%

77%

2%

12%

9%

Building and construction

68%

4%

17%

11%

80%

2%

10%

8%

TV presenters

16%

19%

53%

13%

27%

11%

51%

11%

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