Majority of Americans Believe There is Currently an Inequality Between Men and Women

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Washington, DC - Ipsos latest release on attitudes about feminism and women's rights is now available.

Key Findings

  • Almost a quarter of Americans believe men are more capable of doing things in society, such as working, earning money, believing educated and teaching than women (22%). This number is especially high among American business owners (47%).
    • Similarly, 26% of American respondents under 35 years old believe women are inferior to men, compared to 17% who agree among all American respondents.
  • Unsurprisingly, close to three quarters of Americans believe there is currently an inequality between women and men in terms of social, political and/or economic rights in the US (72%).
    • Only three fifths of American respondents say they advocate and support equal opportunities for women, including actually speaking up and out to change things for women in the US (60%).

For the results of the survey presented herein, a sample of 1,001 adults aged 18-64 in the US January 20th and February 3rd, 2017. The precision of Ipsos online polls are calculated using a credibility interval with a poll of 1,000 accurate to +/- 3.5 percentage points. For more information on the Ipsos use of credibility intervals, please visit the Ipsos website.

For more information on this news release, please contact:

Chris Jackson
Vice President
Ipsos Public Affairs

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Majority of Americans Believe There is Currently an Inequality Between Men and Women

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Chris Jackson
Vice President, US
Ipsos Public Affairs