Views on traditional gender roles in the United Kingdom (UK) 1984-2017

This statistic shows the share of people in the United Kingdom who agree with the statement "a man's job is to earn money; a woman's job is to look after the home and family" from 1984 to 2017. Throughout this period the share of people who agree with this statement has declined from 43 percent in 1984 to eight percent in 2017.

Agreement with the statement "a man's job is to earn money; a woman's job is to look after the home and family" in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017

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Source

Release date

2018

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

1984 to 2017

Number of respondents

2,474*

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

British adults

Supplementary notes

* Number of respondents for 2017, count varies for previous years,
2012: 950
2008: 1,986
2002: 1,960
1998: 807
1994: 984
1991: 1,257
1990: 2,430
1987: 1,281
1984: 1,562

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