Essential Report

Sexism and Discrimination against Women

Jan 19, 2016

Q. How much sexism and discrimination against women do you think currently occurs in the following?

A lot

Some

A little

None at all

Don’t know

A lot/ some TOTAL

A lot/ some MEN

A lot/

some WOMEN

A lot/ some Oct 12

A lot/ some Jun 13

In workplaces

17%

44%

23%

7%

10%

61%

54%

66%

55%

60%

In the media

19%

39%

23%

7%

11%

58%

51%

65%

56%

59%

In politics

25%

37%

19%

8%

11%

62%

57%

68%

61%

61%

In advertising

26%

35%

17%

9%

12%

61%

53%

69%

59%

60%

In sport

23%

37%

20%

8%

11%

60%

53%

66%

58%

57%

In schools

12%

32%

28%

13%

15%

44%

40%

48%

43%

40%

A majority of respondents think there is a lot or some sexism in politics (62%), advertising (61%), workplaces (61%), sport (60%) and the media (58%).

Women were more likely than men to think there is a lot or some sexism in all areas – but especially in advertising (women 69%, men 53%) and the media (65%/51%).

There has been little change in these figures since this question was asked in June 2013.

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