Globally, only 3 in 5 (62%) respondents opine that gender equality has been achieved in social settings. A similar proportion of Pakistanis believe the same (Gallup & WIN World Survey 2019)
Islamabad, 9th March, 2020
According to WIN World Survey (an association of Survey Firms), 62% respondents over the world say that gender equality in social settings has definitely or to some extent been achieved in their country.
This is a series of polls being released in honor of International Women’s Day, celebrated on the 8th of March every year.
A sample of 29,368 men and women from 40 countries across the globe was asked, “Would you say gender equality has been definitely/to some extent/not really/not at all achieved in your country in social settings?” 62% of respondents in participating countries say that gender equality in social settings has definitely or to some extent been achieved in their country, while 33% say that it has not really, or not at all been achieved. 5% did not know or did not respond. Globally, the net index for gender equality in social settings is 28%.
Results from Pakistan: Not so different from the world
Respondents from Pakistan had similar views, with 60% saying gender equality is definitely or to some achieved, while 39% disagreed. Net index* (% Definitely achieved + To some extent achieved) – (% Not really achieved + Not at all achieved) for Pakistan is 21%.
Global gender breakdown: Females are less optimistic about gender equality than men
Analysis on the basis of gender shows that 65% males, and 59% females were of the opinion that gender equality in social settings has been achieved.
Country wise Analysis: Lebanese are the most optimistic about gender equality, French and Japanese the most pessimistic
Of the 40 countries surveyed, 35 have a positive net index for social gender equality. Lebanon ranks the highest with a net index of 80%, followed by Philippines at 65%. In contrast, France has an index of -15%, and Japan the lowest at -47%.