Pressure on women over behaviour and appearance

Oct 22, 2012

Q. Do you think women face more or less pressure over their behavior and appearance than they did 20 years ago?

 

Total

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Total more

49%

39%

58%

56%

44%

48%

Total less

30%

37%

25%

27%

33%

30%

A lot more

24%

14%

34%

24%

23%

27%

A little more

25%

25%

24%

32%

21%

21%

A little less

15%

16%

14%

17%

15%

13%

A lot less

15%

20%

11%

10%

18%

17%

About the same

16%

17%

14%

9%

19%

19%

Don’t know

5%

7%

3%

8%

4%

3%

49% of respondents believe that women face more pressure over their behavior and appearance than they did 20 years ago and 30% think they face less pressure.

58% of women and 56% of people aged under 35 think there is more pressure on women.

By voting intention, 56% of Labor voters think there is more pressure compared to 52% of Greens voters and 45% of Liberal/National voters.