Gender attitudes survey 2021

Gender equality Public opinion New Zealand
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This report presents the results of the third New Zealand Gender Attitudes Survey, updating the results of the 2019 survey and the earlier baseline survey in 2017. The purpose of the survey was to update the results for 2017 and 2019, and report on any emerging trends.

Key findings:

  • A little over three-quarters of all respondents (79%) agreed that gender equality in New Zealand is a fundamental right – this has not changed in the three years this survey has been completed.
  • Forty per cent of all respondents believed that gender equality has for the most part been achieved in New Zealand – after significantly increasing between 2017 and 2019, the percentage believing this is the case may be stabilising.
  • Respondents believed that we are making good progress in achieving gender equality in some areas of New Zealand society, but not in others.
  • Over one-half of all respondents either felt that no groups of people were disadvantaged by gender inequality (23%) or they didn’t know (33%). Compared with 2017 and 2019, significantly more respondents this year felt no groups were disadvantaged (16% in both 2017 and 2019).
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