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ITV News Index International Women’s Day

Public poll for ITV News on gender inequality and female role models.

International Women’s Day

  • 70% of Britons, including a majority of both men and women, think that gender inequality still exists in Britain today. Just one in five British adults (20%) think men and women have reached equality.
  • Most women (55%) think that feminism is still relevant today, although men are more likely to think that it is not (45%, compared to 38% who think it is).
  • One in three men (32%) think that there are enough female MPs in Parliament (although as a whole, half of British adults think that there are not).
  • Kate Middleton (38%) and JK Rowling are the women thought to provide the best example to young women today, with older Britons more likely to say the Duchess and younger British adults more likely to say the Harry Potter author.
  • Pay equality (52%), equality in career opportunities (42%) and stronger legislation against FGM (37%) are the considered the highest priorities for the next few years relating to women’s rights.

Date Published: 6th March 2015

Categories: Media | Politics | Public and communities | Social | UK

Client: ITV News


ComRes interviewed 2,011 British adults online between 13th and 15th February 2015. Data were weighted to be representative of
all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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