Sexism and discrimination against women

Jun 24, 2013

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

 

A lot/ some Oct 12

In workplaces

21%

39%

28%

7%

5%

60%

47%

72%

55%

In the media

23%

36%

25%

10%

5%

59%

48%

71%

56%

In politics

28%

33%

23%

11%

5%

61%

49%

73%

61%

In advertising

29%

31%

24%

10%

6%

60%

51%

69%

59%

In sport

23%

34%

25%

12%

6%

57%

46%

69%

58%

In schools

11%

29%

32%

18%

10%

40%

34%

46%

43%

A majority of respondents think there is a lot or some sexism in politics (61%), advertising (60%), workplaces (60%), the media (59%) and sport (57%).

Women were more likely than men to think there is a lot or some sexism in all areas – but especially in politics (women 73%, men 49%), workplaces (72%/47%) and the media (71%/48%).

Since this question was previously asked last October, those thinking there is a lot/some sexism in workplaces has increased 5 points to 60%.

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.