Men and Women Agree on Australia's Gender Inequality

by Tanya Thomas on  June 28, 2011 at 5:34 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Ttwo-thirds of Australian women and almost half of the country's men believe the country is yet to achieve full gender equality, according to a new poll.
 Men and Women Agree on Australia's Gender Inequality
Men and Women Agree on Australia's Gender Inequality

A survey conducted by the IPSOS Mackay, covering 1047 people, found 19 percent of women strongly agreed, and 43 percent somewhat agreed with the proposition that "generally, men and women are not treated equally in Australia".

Ten percent of men strongly supported the proposition, while 37 percent agreed "somewhat" with the question, The Age reports.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and Governor-General Quentin Bryce rated relatively highly when respondents were asked which Australian women "best represent Australian values".

Fourteen percent of Australians believed Bligh best embodied national values, slightly trailing swimming champion Dawn Fraser with 15 per cent.

Bryce ran third with 9.7 percent votes, while seven per cent of people said solo teenage sailor Jessica Watson best represented the nation's values. Prime Minister Julia Gillard was at fifth place with 7.6 per cent votes.

Source: ANI

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like