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New Ipsos MORI research shows that people in Scotland are more likely than those in most other countries to recognise that there is a problem with gender inequality:
• 58% of working-age adults in Scotland say that, in our society today, there are more advantages to being a man, with just 8% saying there are more advantages to being a woman and 28% saying it makes no difference. This is higher both than the global average (52% across 27 countries say there are more advantages to being a man) and the average for Great Britain as a whole (49%).
• 58% of adults in Scotland disagree that ‘When it comes to giving women equal rights with men, things have gone far enough in Scotland’. This is again higher than the global average (49%) and in line with views across Britain as a whole (59%).
• 76% of us say that achieving equality between men and women is important to us personally – higher than both the global average (65%) and the figure for Britain as a whole (62%).
But most of us don’t see ourselves as feminists – just 36% of working-age adults in Scotland agree that ‘I define myself as a feminist’.