In this revealing report, Girls Action Foundation presents results of an exclusive national survey conducted by Angus Reid Public Opinion, plus research on girls’ lives. Startling barriers and disparities exist for today’s girls, including high rates of depression, harassment in schools, and over-sexualized images of young women.
National Poll Results - Highlights
Despite these beliefs favouring equity, startling disparities between men and women continue to exist. For example, men outnumber women 4 to 1 among Canada's elected representatives (Equal Voice) and2/3 of minimum wage workers are women (Statistics Canada).
The poll also reveals significant public concern about the specific challenges faced by girls in Canada.
About the Survey
From January 30 to January 31, 2011, on behalf of the Girls Action Foundation, Angus Reid Public Opinion conducted an online survey among 1,016 randomly selected Canadian adults who are Angus Reid Forum panelists. The margin of error—which measures sampling variability—is +/- 3.1%, 19 times out of 20. The results have been statistically weighted according to the most current education, age, gender and region Census data to ensure a sample representative of the entire adult population of Canada.