A better world with more women in politics

Published by: Richard Colwell

2014.03.08

World a better place with predominately women politicians: says a third of respondents to global poll.

Zurich, Switzerland:
08 March 2014
A global poll, conducted by WIN/Gallup International, the leading association in market research and polling with RED C Research as the Irish member, has revealed that over a third of respondents believe the world would be a better place if politicians were predominantly women.

The Irish people are more likely to agree than the world average, with 39% stating that if politicians were predominantly women, the world would in general be a better place?

World Highlights

  • 34% of respondents stated that the world would be a better place if politicians were predominantly women;
  • 17% believe that the world would be worse off;
  • 41% of respondents felt that there would be no difference;
  • MENA (34%) was the region with the highest response rate for believing the world would be a worse place if politicians were predominantly female.
  • Colombian participants had the highest response rate (62%) in the category saying more female politicians would have a positive impact on the world.

 

Ireland Highlights

  • 39% of Irish respondents stated that the world would, in general, be a better place if politicians were predominantly women;
  • 16th highest country among the 65 measured
  • Just 6% believe that the world would be worse off; with only Columbia, Spain, Portugal and Iceland with lower levels of disagreement
  • 47% of Irish respondents felt that there would be no difference

 

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Download full press release below:
Female politicians poll – Ireland & World version – 8th Mar 2014

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