Leger’s North American Tracker – March 8, 2021

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We survey Canadians and Americans to explore their perspectives on COVID-19 and other current events. Stay up to date on the latest trends and discover our most recent results below.

This survey is conducted in collaboration with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and published in the Canadian Press. This series of surveys is available on Leger’s website.

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GENDER EQUALITY

  • 73% of Canadian women and 58% of American women think gender equality has not been achieved in their country.
  • 73% of Canadian women and 60% of American women think men earn more than women for the same job in their country.
  • 57% of Canadian women and 40% of American women think that to achieve gender equality, public organizations in their country should implement a quota to ensure a minimum number of women on their boards of directors.

73% of Canadian women and 58% of American women think gender equality has not been achieved in their country.

PERCEPTIONS BY GENDER

In both Canada and the United States, women are more likely than men to: 

  • Feel that in their country, men earn more than women for the same job 
  • Think that public organizations in their country should implement a quota to ensure a minimum number of women on their boards of directors 

In both Canada and the United States, men are more likely than women to: 

  • Feel that gender equality has been achieved in their country 
  • Feel that gender equality has been achieved in all the fields mentioned in the survey (at home, in social settings, in media, at work, in sciences, in politics, in sports) 

METHODOLOGY

This web survey was conducted from February 26, 2021 to February 28, 2021 with 1,532 Canadians and 1,002 Americans, 18 years of age or older, randomly recruited from LEO’s online panel.

For comparison, a probability sample of 1,532 respondents would have a margin of error of ±2.50%, 19 times out of 20, while a probability sample of 1,002 would have a margin of error of ±3.09%, 19 times out of 20. 

THIS REPORT CONTAINS THE RESULTS FOR THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND MORE!

  • Do you think equality between men and women has been achieved in Canada/the United States?
  • In Canada/the United States, in each of the following fields, do you think that equality between men and women has been definitely, to some extent, not really or not at all achieved?
  • In Canada/the United States, do you feel that men earn more for the same job, women earn more for the same job, or both earn about the same for the same job?
  • To achieve gender equality, should public organizations in Canada/the United States implement a quota to ensure a minimum number of women on their boards of directors?

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