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Gender equality still low in Poland

PR dla Zagranicy
Roberto Galea 11.03.2015 16:12
As many as 87 percent of Poles disagree that equality between men and women is a fundamental right, the highest in the EU, according to a survey by Eurobarometer.
Photo: Flickr.com/Brett SayerPhoto: Flickr.com/Brett Sayer

Despite the fact that around three in five Europeans (62%) think that inequalities between men and women are widespread in their country, with 11 percent thinking they are ‘very widespread’, a vast majority of Poles think that men and women should not share the same rights.

In fact 23 percent of Poles think that gender inequalities are now more widespread than ten years ago has increased since 2009. The figure then was 17 percent – meaning that over the last six years, it has grown by six percentage points.

This was also the highest increase in the European Union, followed only by Ireland with 22 percent (a growth of 5 pp over 2009).


In Poland the balance of opinion is in favour of disagreeing that a father has to prioritise his career over looking after his young child (40 percent agree, 50 percent disagree).

This places Poland as one of three countries (together with Hungary and Slovakia) where there is no majority which disagrees with such a statement. (rg)

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