Quotas for women

Sep 25, 2018

Q. Would you support or oppose the Liberal Party adopting quotas to increase number of Liberal women in the parliament?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Total support 61%   63% 68% 68% 50%
Total oppose 21%   18% 27% 14% 35%
Strongly support 19%   17% 21% 32% 18%
Support 42%   46% 47% 36% 32%
Oppose 14%   12% 16% 13% 23%
Strongly oppose 7%   6% 11% 1% 12%
Don’t know 18%   19% 5% 18% 15%

 

61% support the Liberal Party adopting quotas to increase number of Liberal women in the parliament and 21% oppose.

68% of Liberal National voters support quotas for women and 27% oppose.

56% of men support quotas for women compared to 65% of women.

Obstacles to women getting ahead

Aug 30, 2016

Q. Which of the following statements is closest to your view?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Significant obstacles still make it harder for women to get ahead than men 46%   48% 41% 71% 46%   31% 60% 43% 45% 51%
Obstacles that made it harder for women to get ahead are largely gone 40%   39% 47% 20% 45%   53% 27% 42% 37% 40%
Don’t know 14%   13% 12% 9% 10%   16% 13% 15% 18% 9%

46% think significant obstacles still make it harder for women to get ahead than men and 40% think that those obstacles are largely gone.

Those most likely to think there are still significant obstacles were Greens voters (71%) and women (60%).

53% of men think those obstacles are largely gone.

Sexism and discrimination against women

Oct 22, 2012

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

In workplaces

17%

38%

32%

6%

7%

55%

49%

62%

In the media

19%

37%

29%

9%

7%

56%

49%

62%

In politics

25%

36%

25%

8%

7%

61%

55%

67%

In advertising

31%

28%

26%

8%

7%

59%

50%

67%

In sport

24%

34%

25%

10%

7%

58%

50%

66%

In schools

12%

31%

33%

14%

10%

43%

39%

48%

A majority of respondents think there is a lot or some sexism in politics (61%), advertising (59%), sport (58%), the media (56%) and workplaces (55%).

Women were more likely to think there is a lot or some sexism in all areas – but especially advertising (men 50%/women 67%) and sport (50%/66%).

37% of women think there is a lot of sexism/discrimination in advertising, 31% in sport and 29% in politics.

Personally experienced/witness sexism/discrimination

Oct 22, 2012

Q. Over the last 12 months, have you been subjected to or witnessed sexism or discrimination against women in your workplace?

 

Total

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Yes – have been subjected to sexism/discrimination

7%

3%

11%

11%

7%

2%

Yes – have witnessed sexism/discrimination

13%

13%

13%

19%

14%

3%

Total subjected to or witnessed

17%

15%

18%

25%

18%

5%

No

61%

67%

55%

61%

68%

49%

Don’t work

19%

14%

25%

9%

11%

45%

Not sure

3%

4%

2%

5%

3%

1%

17% of respondents say they have been subjected to or witnessed sexism/discrimination in the workplace.

11% of women say they have personally been subjected to sexism/discrimination in the workplace. Excluding those who don’t work, 15% of female workers say they have been subjected to sexism/discrimination in their workplace.

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