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Gender Attitudes Survey

These attitudes and social norms tend to cluster in two major groups. The first set of attitudes treats men and women, or males and females, as always and essentially different from one another; the second set values masculinity and men more highly than femininity and women.

Gender Equal NZ is focused on the attitudes and social norms that underpin gender inequalities, for all genders. The enduring negative outcomes across gender in New Zealand in economic independence, safety and health, education and influence and decision making do not just rely on ideas of “opposite” sexes. They rely on the idea that masculinity is somehow better than femininity. 

This comprehensive, ongoing survey will be repeated regularly to allow us to measure shifts in attitudes over time. Welcome to the very first Gender Attitudes Survey for Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Publication date: 01 May 2018 Read the full report