Less than 1 in 2 (48%) respondents of a global survey opine that gender equality has been achieved in politics. A significantly greater proportion of Pakistanis (62%) hold similar views (Gallup & WIN World Survey 2019)
Islamabad, 11 March, 2020
According to a WIN World Survey, 48% respondents over the world say that gender equality in politics 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 politics?” 48% of respondents in participating countries say that gender equality in politics has definitely or to some extent been achieved in their country, while 46% say that it has not really, or not at all been achieved. 6% did not know or did not respond. Globally, the net index for gender equality in politics is 2%.
Results for Pakistan: A higher proportion of Pakistanis optimistic about gender equality in Politics
A higher proportion of Pakistanis (62%) are of the opinion that gender equality is definitely or to some achieved, while 37% disagreed. Net index* (% Definitely achieved + To some extent achieved) – (% Not really achieved + Not at all achieved) for Pakistan is 25%.
Gender breakdown: Males more optimistic
Analysis on the basis of gender shows that 53% males, and 43% females were of the opinion that gender equality in politics has been achieved.
Country wise analysis: Finland ranks the highest, Japan the lowest
Of the 40 countries surveyed, 21 have a positive net index for political gender equality. Finland ranks the highest with a net index of 47%, followed by Denmark at 38%. In contrast, France has an index of -34%, and Japan the lowest at -60%.