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.