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BBC Radio 5 Live – Female Suffrage Anniversary Polling

A survey of UK adults, on behalf of BBC Radio 5 Live, on the importance of women winning the right to vote.

• Nearly three-fifths of (58%) of women aged 18-34 believe that the vote was the biggest advance for women over the last 100 years, as compared with only a third (33%) naming the contraceptive pill.

• Older women, aged 65 or over, are more likely to cite the pill (50%) as being the most important advance for women over the last 100 years than the vote (45%).

Date Published: 06/02/18

Categories: Politics | Public and communities | UK

Client: BBC Radio 5 Live


ComRes surveyed 4,086 British adults aged 18+ between 15th and 20th December 2017. Data were weighted to be representative of British adults aged 18+ by age, gender, region and social grade. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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