Criticism of Female Politicians

Sep 3, 2012

Q. In general, do you think female politicians are subjected to more or less personal criticism than male politicians?

 

Total

Vote

Labor

Vote

Lib/Nat

Vote

Greens

Men

Women

More

52%

71%

38%

80%

40%

63%

Less

4%

2%

7%

1%

6%

2%

About the same

40%

25%

53%

16%

49%

31%

Don’t know

5%

1%

3%

3%

5%

4%

52% think that female politicians are subjected to more personal criticism than male politicians. 40% think they receive about the same level of personal criticism and 4% think they receive less.

63% of women think female politicians receive more personal criticism but 55% of men think they receive about the same or less.

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