A new survey by Ipsos, in collaboration with the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London, reveals that a majority of Generation Z and Millennials believe that women’s rights have “gone far enough” and that “men are being discriminated against” in the name of women’s equality.
The study, which involved 22,508 adults aged between 18 and 74 across 32 countries, asked respondents to agree or disagree with the statement: “When it comes to giving women equal rights with men, thing have gone far enough in my country.”
The survey found that 55% of Generation Z and 57% of Millennials believe that women’s rights have “gone far enough.”
Additionally, 53% of Generation X and 47% of Baby Boomers share the same view.
However, in the United States, the poll found that only 37% of those surveyed believe that women’s rights have gone far enough, while 48% disagreed.
American men (40%) are slightly more likely than women (35%) to agree that women’s rights have gone far enough.
The survey also asked respondents to agree or disagree with the statement: “We have gone so far in promoting women’s equality that we are discriminating against men.”
Generation Z and Millennials were more likely to agree than Gen X and Baby Boomers, with 52% of Gen Z and 53% of Millennials agreeing, compared to 46% of Gen X and 40% of Baby Boomers.
Once again, American respondents were below the global average in believing that men are being discriminated against in the name of women’s equality, with 40% agreeing and 47% disagreeing.
American men were more likely to agree than women, with 46% and 34%, respectively.
The survey found that younger generations globally are more likely to agree that “men are being expected to do too much to support equality.”
Fifty-five percent of Gen Z and 57% of Millennials agreed with this statement, compared to 46% of Gen X and 47% of Baby Boomers.
Men in the United States were found to be more likely than American women to agree that men are expected to do too much to support equality, with 45% and 27%, respectively.
Overall, 36% of U.S. respondents agreed and 48% disagreed.