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BBC Woman’s Hour – Women in Politics Survey

A survey of British women on their current attitudes to and involvement in campaigning, activism and public life.

  • Just 10% of women would consider getting involved in public life in a formal way.
  • 42% of those women who weren’t interested said it was because they’re ‘not that type of person’. Only 4 per cent of women cited ‘personal abuse or threats’ e.g. trolling as the main reason not to get involved.
  • 72% of women said they’d be prepared to take some form of action for a cause they believed in. However, less than a third of women have actually done so in the last year.
  • Only 3 per cent said they would be prepared to go so far as breaking the law.

Date Published: 26/06/2018

Categories: Politics | Social | UK

Client: BBC Women's Hour


ComRes surveyed 1,083 British women aged 18+ online between 30th May 2018 and 31st May 2018. Data were weighted to be representative of GB women by age and region. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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