Attitudes Towards Women’s Political Participation

Outcome indicator, Output indicator

Indicator Phrasing

% of target [choose: men / women] who have supporting attitudes towards women’s political participation
% de [choisir: hommes / femmes] manifestant du soutien envers la participation des femmes à la vie politique
% cílových [určete: mužů / žen] s pozitivním postojem k politické participaci žen

Indicator Phrasing

English: % of target [choose: men / women] who have supporting attitudes towards women’s political participation

French: % de [choisir: hommes / femmes] manifestant du soutien envers la participation des femmes à la vie politique

Czech: % cílových [určete: mužů / žen] s pozitivním postojem k politické participaci žen

What is its purpose?

The indicator shows the extent to which the target group members are supportive of women’s active political participation.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data

Collect the following data by conducting individual interviews with a representative sample of your target group members:

 

RECOMMENDED SURVEY QUESTIONS (Q) AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS (A)

Introduction: The next set of questions will ask you about your views on women’s participation in political life. Please tell me if you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree with each of the statements I read.

 

Q1: Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree with the following statement?Political leadership should be largely in the hands of men.’

A1: strongly agree / somewhat agree / somewhat disagree / strongly disagree

 

Q2: Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree with the following statement?Women are too emotional to be leaders.’

A2: strongly agree / somewhat agree / somewhat disagree / strongly disagree

 

Q3: Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree with the following statement?Women who participate in politics or leadership positions cannot be good wives or mothers as well.’

A3: strongly agree / somewhat agree / somewhat disagree / strongly disagree

 

 

Take the following steps to calculate the indicator’s value:

  1) Provide 1 point for each “slightly disagree” response and 2 points for each “strongly disagree” response.

  2) Count the total number of points per respondent (the minimum can be zero, the maximum can be 6).

  3) Count the number of respondents who scored at least 3 points.

  4) Divide the number of respondents who scored at least 3 points by the total number of respondents and multiply the result by 100.

 

 

Important Comments

1) Disaggregate the data by age groups, ethnicity, education level, and other factors depending on the local context.

 

2) If during the piloting of your questionnaire you realize that the respondents have difficulties with choosing from the four options, consider asking them first whether they agree or disagree (i.e. 2 instead of 4 options) and only then inquire whether they strongly (dis)agree or somewhat (dis)agree.

 

3) The questions for this indicator were developed based on the guidance provided by Promundo.

 

 

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