Gender quotas

Feb 5, 2019

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?

Total Male Female Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
NET: Support 46% 45% 48% 59% 44% 38%
NET: Oppose 40% 44% 36% 29% 40% 49%
Strongly support 18% 17% 19% 26% 14% 14%
Somewhat support 29% 28% 29% 33% 30% 24%
Somewhat oppose 20% 21% 19% 16% 19% 22%
Strongly oppose 20% 23% 18% 12% 21% 26%
Don’t know 14% 12% 16% 12% 16% 14%

Just under one in five (18%) strongly support the introduction of gender quotas when selecting political candidates. Overall support was highest among 18-34 years olds (59%).

Total Labor Liberal + National Greens NET: Other
NET: Support 46% 59% 37% 65% 32%
NET: Oppose 40% 30% 50% 22% 52%
Strongly support 18% 24% 13% 27% 11%
Somewhat support 29% 36% 24% 38% 22%
Somewhat oppose 20% 17% 22% 16% 25%
Strongly oppose 20% 14% 29% 6% 28%
Don’t know 14% 10% 12% 13% 15%

Support for gender quotas was highest among Greens voters (65%), followed by Labor (59%). Under half of Coalition voters (37%) were in support.

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.

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