Women’s sport

Jul 7, 2015

Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Total agree

Total disagree

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

Total agree men

Total agree women

In general, women’s sports are just as exciting as men’s

61%

28%

17%

44%

21%

7%

10%

55%

68%

The media does not pay enough attention to women’s sports

68%

20%

27%

41%

16%

4%

12%

62%

75%

In general, people are not interested in watching women play sports

42%

43%

7%

35%

30%

13%

15%

40%

43%

Most women aren’t interested in playing or watching sports

27%

60%

4%

23%

40%

20%

13%

30%

24%

Women athletes are great role models for girls

84%

7%

36%

48%

4%

3%

9%

78%

90%

In general, compared to men, sportswomen are underpaid and the financial rewards inadequate

72%

13%

34%

38%

9%

4%

16%

65%

78%

A substantial proportion of respondents agreed that “Women athletes are great role models for girls” (84%), “In general, compared to men, sportswomen are underpaid and the financial rewards inadequate” (72%) and “The media does not pay enough attention to women’s sports” (68%). A majority also agreed “In general, women’s sports are just as exciting as men’s” (61%). They were divided 42% agree/43% disagree over whether “In general, people are not interested in watching women play sports” but 60% disagreed that “Most women aren’t interested in playing or watching sports”.

Overall, women had a more positive opinion than men on most issues except “In general, people are not interested in watching women play sports” where men were 40% agree/44% disagree and women 43% agree/42% disagree.

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.

Women in Defence Forces

Mar 19, 2012

Q. From what you’ve read and heard, do you think that women are generally respected and treated fairly in Australia’s defence forces or are they not respected or treated fairly?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Men

Women

Respected and treated fairly

31%

34%

34%

24%

37%

25%

Not respected or treated fairly

44%

43%

41%

58%

40%

48%

Don’t know

25%

23%

25%

18%

23%

27%

44% think that women in Australia’s defence forces are not respected or treated fairly, 31% think they are respected and treated fairly and 25% don’t know.

Only 25% of women think women in the defence forces are respected and treated fairly compared to 37% of men. 54% of respondents aged 55+ think they are not respected or treated fairly.

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Morality and politics

Feb 2, 2010

Q. The Opposition Leader Tony Abbott recently said that he believes women should try to remain virgins until they are married. Do you think Tony Abbott should or should not be giving advice on moral issues like sex and marriage?

  Total Firm Labor Soft Labor Firm Coalition Soft Coalition Firm Green Soft Green
Should be giving advice on moral issues 19% 11% 11% 39% 27% 10% 10%
Should not be giving advice on moral issues 70% 86% 83% 48% 67% 82% 87%
Don’t know 11% 3% 6% 13% 7% 8% 4%

 Most people (70%) think that Tony Abbott should not be giving advice on moral issues like sex and marriage, 19% think he should be giving advice on moral issues and 11% don’t know. 

 Males were more likely to think that Abbott should be giving advice on moral issues (23%), while females were more likely to think he should not (75%). 

 People aged 45 – 54  were more likely than those in other age groups to think Abbott should not be giving advice on moral issues (78%). 

Coalition voters were more likely to think Abbott should be giving advice on moral issues (34%), while Labor (84%) and Green (84%) voters were more likely to think he should not.  56% of Coalition voters and 67% of soft Coalition voters think Abbott should not be giving advice on moral issues. Comments »