People See More Diversity and Gender Equality

April 22, 2019
Sintia Radu, International Affairs, U.S. News & World Report

According to a survey of 30,133 people in 27 countries conducted in the spring of 2018 by the Pew Research Center, people around the world generally say their country is more diverse and has greater gender equality today compared to the past, but also say overall family ties are getting weaker. “Medians of around seven-in-ten say their countries have become more diverse and that gender equality has increased over the past 20 years.” Fifty-eight percent of people surveyed say family ties have weakened in the past 20 years. Countries where that belief is strongest include South Korea (83%), Tunisia (74%), Poland (67%) and the U.S. (64%). Men are more likely than women to say gender equality has increased, and countries that showed the greatest differences between men and women’s views on gender equality include Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, South Korea and Canada.