Statements about gender equality

Jun 30, 2020

Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about gender equality in Australia?

  TOTAL: Agree TOTAL: Disagree Strongly agree Somewhat agree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree Unsure
There should be laws that require equal salaries for men and women in the same position 80% 12% 52% 28% 6% 5% 9%
Although there has been significant progress on gender equality there is still a long way to go 71% 20% 34% 37% 14% 6% 9%
Work to achieve gender equality today benefits mostly well-to-do people 56% 25% 21% 35% 17% 8% 20%
Gender equality has already been mostly achieved 51% 39% 18% 34% 25% 14% 10%
Gender equality, meaning that men and women are equal, has come far enough already 47% 43% 19% 27% 25% 18% 10%

 

TOTAL: AGREE Total Sep’18 Change from Sep’18 Mar’16
There should be laws that require equal salaries for men and women in the same position 80% 78% +2 78%
Although there has been significant progress on gender equality there is still a long way to go 71% 66% +5 71%
Work to achieve gender equality today benefits mostly well-to-do people 56% 45% +11 39%
Gender equality has already been mostly achieved 51% 47% +4 41%
Gender equality, meaning that men and women are equal, has come far enough already 47% 47% 0 38%
Base (n) 1,085 1,030 1,001

 

TOTAL: AGREE Total Gender Federal Voting Intention
Male Female Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
There should be laws that require equal salaries for men and women in the same position 80% 75% 85% 83% 80% 90% 74%
Although there has been significant progress on gender equality there is still a long way to go 71% 66% 71% 75% 67% 86% 69%
Work to achieve gender equality today benefits mostly well-to-do people 56% 59% 53% 58% 59% 48% 50%
Gender equality has already been mostly achieved 51% 61% 42% 45% 64% 29% 50%
Gender equality, meaning that men and women are equal, has come far enough already 47% 57% 36% 42% 55% 33% 43%
Base (n) 1,085 533 552 339 417 92 126
  • Agreement with gender equality statements is largely on par with Sep’18 – except work to achieve gender equality today benefits mostly well-to-do people which increased 11% (from 45% to 56%).
  • Men are more likely that gender quality has been mostly achieved (61%) or has come far enough (57%); while women are more likely to agree that there should be laws that require equal salaries for men and women in the same position (85%) and although there has been significant progress on gender equality there is still a long way to go (77%).
  • Coalition voters are more likely to agree with statements that gender quality has been mostly achieved (64%) or has come far enough (55%); while Greens voters are more likely to agree that there should be laws that require equal salaries (90%) and there is still a long way to go on gender equality (86%).
  • 18-34 year olds are more likely to agree that has come far enough (54%) and work to achieve gender equality today benefits mostly well-to-do people (63%); than those over 55 (37% and 47% respectively).

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