Attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality among people in NSW: Summary findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)
This report is a summary of the 2017 National Community Attitudes Survey (NCAS) results for the NSW community, and follows reports on the Australian population and on demographic groups of interest.
The NCAS NSW community results provide a snapshot and way of measuring how knowledge and attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality have changed over time.
The NCAS is a population-based periodic telephone survey (landline and mobile) of a representative sample. In 2017, 17,542 people were surveyed across Australia, including 4,018 people from NSW. They were asked about their:
- knowledge of violence against women;
- attitudes towards this violence and gender equality; and
- intention to act if they were to witness abuse or disrespect towards women.
Overall, the 2017 NCAS results show improvements in attitudes towards violence and gender equality in the NSW community. However, there remain areas of concern. Continued effort is needed to make sure that positive changes in attitudes are reflected in a reduction of violence against women.
This report was proudly founded the NSW Government, and draws on material produced as part of the 2017 NCAS main report: Australians’ attitudes to violence against women and gender equality. Findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey by Webster, K., Diemer, K., Honey, N., Mannix, S., Mickle, J., Morgan, J., Parkes, A., Politoff, V., Powell, A., Stubbs, J. & Ward, A. The 2017 NCAS was an ANROWS led project in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales (UNSW), the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT) and the Social Research Centre (SRC) as research partners.
This report is part of the ANROWS Insights publications series and is not intended to be a research report but rather is a project report that outlines selected work and findings of the 2017 National Community Attitudes Survey.
DR CHLOE PARTON
ISBN: 978-1-925925-14-2 (print) | 978-1-925925-13-5 (online)
Parton, C. (2019). Attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality among people in NSW: Summary findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes Survey (NCAS) (ANROWS Insights, Issue 09/2019). Sydney: ANROWS.