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Discrimination Against Women in the Workplace Perceptions Index

The purpose of the Discrimination Against Women in the Workplace Perceptions Index is to provide a subjective measure of the magnitude of the problem in a given country as perceived by its inhabitants.

Question asked: How big of a problem is discrimination against women in the workplace in the country where you live?

Rank Country Average No. of Responses Margin of Error (95%)
1 Japan 7.26 413 4.82%
2 Aruba 6.12 123 8.84%
3 Guatemala 5.92 938 3.20%
4 India 5.62 3074 1.77%
5 Afghanistan 5.52 626 3.92%
6 Nepal 5.49 225 6.53%
7 Mexico 5.46 5705 1.30%
8 Bolivia 5.45 647 3.85%
9 Egypt 5.43 207 6.81%
10 Azerbaijan 5.42 219 6.62%
11 Pakistan 5.41 1526 2.51%
12 Saudi Arabia 5.38 211 6.75%
13 El Salvador 5.34 773 3.52%
14 Honduras 5.33 560 4.14%
15 Turkey 5.28 275 5.91%
16 Iran 5.23 196 7.00%
17 Chile 5.22 1363 2.65%
18 Lebanon 5.08 128 8.66%
19 China 5.07 307 5.59%
20 Colombia 5.01 4632 1.44%
21 Angola 4.98 126 8.73%
22 Bangladesh 4.94 440 4.67%
23 Armenia 4.94 128 8.66%
24 Bahamas, The 4.92 106 9.52%
25 Belize 4.91 109 9.39%
26 Nicaragua 4.83 393 4.94%
27 Peru 4.81 1700 2.38%
28 Morocco 4.78 267 6.00%
29 Korea, South 4.73 96 10.00%
30 Dominican Republic 4.72 678 3.76%
31 South Africa 4.71 614 3.95%
32 Kenya 4.70 220 6.61%
33 Zambia 4.69 112 9.26%
34 Albania 4.68 205 6.84%
35 Paraguay 4.66 293 5.73%
36 Spain 4.64 2236 2.07%
37 Mauritius 4.55 157 7.82%
38 Bahrain 4.50 113 9.22%
39 Costa Rica 4.50 418 4.79%
40 Zimbabwe 4.45 187 7.17%
41 Austria 4.43 237 6.37%
42 Italy 4.43 577 4.08%
43 France 4.41 1510 2.52%
44 Brazil 4.40 1027 3.06%
45 Sri Lanka 4.38 232 6.43%
46 Tanzania 4.37 150 8.00%
47 Ethiopia 4.36 191 7.09%
48 Cameroon 4.35 147 8.08%
49 Ecuador 4.34 1199 2.83%
50 Cote d'Ivoire 4.31 101 9.75%
51 Nigeria 4.28 576 4.08%
52 Algeria 4.22 273 5.93%
53 Puerto Rico 4.22 448 4.63%
54 Vietnam 4.17 125 8.77%
55 Trinidad and Tobago 4.14 207 6.81%
56 Uruguay 4.11 596 4.01%
57 Ghana 4.11 233 6.42%
58 Uganda 4.10 134 8.47%
59 Panama 4.06 295 5.71%
60 Argentina 4.03 3713 1.61%
61 Indonesia 4.01 214 6.70%
62 Tunisia 3.95 146 8.11%
63 Malaysia 3.94 496 4.40%
64 Thailand 3.88 111 9.30%
65 Jamaica 3.83 186 7.19%
66 United States 3.79 5726 1.30%
67 Philippines 3.78 652 3.84%
68 Australia 3.76 1694 2.38%
69 Israel 3.75 91 10.27%
70 Hungary 3.74 105 9.56%
71 Ukraine 3.72 200 6.93%
72 Venezuela 3.70 2003 2.19%
73 Romania 3.70 202 6.90%
74 Germany 3.69 792 3.48%
75 Belgium 3.65 508 4.35%
76 United Arab Emirates 3.60 183 7.24%
77 Russia 3.60 297 5.69%
78 Kazakhstan 3.56 96 10.00%
79 United Kingdom 3.46 1590 2.46%
80 Portugal 3.46 410 4.84%
81 Hong Kong 3.43 131 8.56%
82 Greece 3.43 148 8.06%
83 Poland 3.30 244 6.27%
84 Switzerland 3.25 303 5.63%
85 Czech Republic 3.15 123 8.84%
86 New Zealand 3.14 195 7.02%
87 Canada 3.10 1977 2.20%
88 Ireland 3.07 237 6.37%
89 Sweden 3.06 218 6.64%
90 Singapore 2.83 360 5.17%
91 Bulgaria 2.79 126 8.73%
92 Norway 2.76 158 7.80%
93 Lithuania 2.75 95 10.05%
94 Netherlands 2.70 1039 3.04%
95 Cuba 2.49 96 10.00%
96 Finland 2.28 149 8.03%
97 Denmark 2.01 308 5.58%