Experience of forms of intolerance

Jun 10, 2015

Q. Have you personally experienced or witnessed any of the following forms of intolerance in the past 12 months?

Total

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Total Jun 13

Total Feb 14

Total Mar 15

Racism against people from other countries

28%

24%

32%

33%

28%

22%

39%

36%

33%

Racism against indigenous Australians

19%

17%

21%

24%

18%

15%

Sexism

23%

17%

30%

26%

26%

17%

29%

29%

26%

Homophobia

19%

16%

21%

24%

20%

11%

26%

24%

19%

Religious intolerance

26%

23%

30%

31%

27%

20%

29%

28%

26%

Ageism

23%

19%

26%

19%

22%

28%

24%

26%

22%

28% say they have experienced or witnessed racism against people from other countries in the past 12 months, while about one quarter have exintoperienced or witnessed sexism, ageism and religious intolerance.

Experience of forms of intolerance

Feb 4, 2014

Q. Have you personally experienced or witnessed any of the following forms of intolerance in the past 12 months?

 

Total

 

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

 

Total Jun 13

Racism

36%

37%

35%

47%

33%

26%

39%

Sexism

29%

25%

33%

41%

26%

19%

29%

Religious intolerance

28%

27%

28%

35%

27%

19%

29%

Ageism

26%

23%

28%

22%

25%

30%

24%

Homophobia

24%

25%

22%

36%

19%

15%

26%

36% say they have experienced or witnessed racism in the past 12 months, while about one quarter have experienced or witnessed each of the other forms of intolerance. These figures have changed little since this question was last asked in June last year.

Younger people were much more likely to have experienced/witnessed racism, homophobia, sexism and religious intolerance. 30% of those aged 55+ say they have experienced/witnessed ageism. 33% of women say they have experienced/witnessed sexism.