Table 8
Attitudes toward gender equality and gender-based violence, by gender and selected characteristics, territories, 2018


Table 8
Attitudes toward gender equality and gender-based violence, by gender and selected characteristics, territories, 2018
Table summary
This table displays the results of Attitudes toward gender equality and gender-based violence. The information is grouped by Selected characteristics (appearing as row headers), People should be able to express their gender however they choose, If a family member of mine came out as transgender, I would not be able to support them, Same-sex and opposite-sex couples should have the same rights to adopt children, There are significant obstacles that make it harder for women to get ahead than men, Women and Men, calculated using average (1 = Strongly agree, 5 = Strongly disagree) units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Selected characteristics People should be able to express their gender however they choose If a family member of mine came out as transgender, I would not be able to support them Same-sex and opposite-sex couples should have the same rights to adopt children There are significant obstacles that make it harder for women to get ahead than men
Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men
averageTable 8 Note 1 (1 = Strongly agree, 5 = Strongly disagree)
Territory
Total population of the territoriesTable 8 Note  1.8 2.0Note ** 4.2 3.9Note ** 1.8 2.1Note ** 2.3 2.5Note **
Yukon 1.6Note * 1.9Note *** 4.3 4.1Note * 1.7Note * 2.0Note ** 2.2Note * 2.5Note **
Whitehorse 1.5Note * 1.9Note ** 4.4Note * 4.2Note *** 1.6Note * 1.9Note *** 2.2Note * 2.5Note **
Other communities 1.9 1.9 4.1 4.0 2.0 2.3Note ** 2.3 2.5
Northwest Territories 1.7 1.9Note *** 4.3Note * 4.0Note ** 1.7Note * 2.0Note *** 2.3 2.4Note **
Yellowknife 1.6Note * 1.9Note ** 4.5Note * 4.2Note *** 1.6Note * 1.9Note *** 2.2 2.4Note **
Other communities 1.8 1.9 4.2 3.8Note * 1.8 2.1Note ** 2.3 2.4
Nunavut 2.1Note * 2.2Note *** 3.7Note * 3.6Note * 2.2Note * 2.4Note *** 2.6Note * 2.7Note *
Iqaluit 1.5Note * 1.7Note * 4.3 4.0Note ** 1.7 1.9Note * 2.3 2.4
Other communities 2.3Note * 2.4Note * 3.5Note * 3.5Note * 2.3Note * 2.5Note *** 2.7Note * 2.8Note *
Age group (years)
15 to 24Table 8 Note  1.6 2.1Note ** 4.3 3.8Note ** 1.6 2.1Note ** 2.4 2.6
25 to 34 1.6 1.9Note ** 4.2 4.0 1.6 2.0Note ** 2.4 2.6Note **
35 to 44 1.7 1.9 4.2 4.1Note *** 1.7 1.9Note * 2.3 2.5
45 to 54 1.8 2.1Note ** 4.1 3.9 1.9Note * 2.2Note ** 2.3 2.6Note **
55 to 64 2.0Note * 2.0 4.0Note * 3.9 2.1Note * 2.3 2.2 2.6Note **
65 or older 2.1Note * 2.0 3.9Note * 3.7 2.4Note * 2.5Note * 2.3 2.3Note *
Marital status
Married or common-lawTable 8 Note  1.9 2.0Note ** 4.1 4.0Note ** 1.9 2.1Note ** 2.4 2.5
Separated or divorced 1.7 2.1Note ** 4.1 3.8Note ** 1.9 2.3Note ** 2.2 2.5Note **
Widowed 2.0 2.3 3.7Note * 3.5Note * 2.4Note * 2.7Note * 2.4 2.8
Single, never married 1.6Note * 2.0Note ** 4.2 3.8Note *** 1.7Note * 2.1Note ** 2.3 2.6Note **
Indigenous identity
Indigenous person 2.0Note * 2.2Note *** 3.9Note * 3.6Note *** 2.0Note * 2.3Note *** 2.5Note * 2.7Note *
First Nations 1.9Note * 2.0Note * 4.0Note * 3.8Note * 1.8 2.2Note *** 2.5Note * 2.6
Métis 1.7 2.0 4.4 4.0 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.4
Inuit 2.2Note * 2.3Note *** 3.7Note * 3.5Note *** 2.1Note * 2.5Note *** 2.6Note * 2.7Note *
Non-Indigenous personTable 8 Note  1.6 1.8Note ** 4.4 4.2Note ** 1.7 2.0Note ** 2.2 2.4Note **
Visible minority
YesTable 8 Note  1.5 1.8Note ** 4.0 4.0 1.8 2.1Note ** 2.4 2.7
No 1.8Note * 2.0Note *** 4.2 3.9Note ** 1.8 2.1Note ** 2.3 2.5Note **
LGBTQ2+
NoTable 8 Note  1.8 2.0Note ** 4.1 3.9Note ** 1.9 2.1Note ** 2.4 2.5Note **
Yes 1.2Note * 1.6Note * 4.7Note * 4.3Note *** 1.2Note * 1.7 2.0Note * 2.6Note **
Disability
Person with a disabilityTable 8 Note  1.8 2.0Note ** 4.2 4.0Note ** 1.8 2.1Note ** 2.2 2.5Note **
Person with no disability 1.8 2.0Note ** 4.1 3.9Note ** 1.9 2.1Note ** 2.4Note * 2.6Note **
Employed in the 12 months preceding the survey
YesTable 8 Note  1.7 1.9Note ** 4.3 4.0Note ** 1.7 2.1Note ** 2.3 2.5Note **
No 2.0Note * 2.2Note * 3.7Note * 3.5Note *** 2.2Note * 2.4Note *** 2.4 2.6Note **
Gender composition in the workplace
All or mostly male coworkersTable 8 Note  1.8 2.1Note ** 4.3 4.0Note ** 1.8 2.1Note ** 2.4 2.5
All or mostly female coworkers 1.7 1.6Note * 4.3 4.3Note * 1.7 1.7Note * 2.3 2.4
About evenly divided coworkers 1.7 2.0Note ** 4.3 4.0Note ** 1.8 2.0Note ** 2.3 2.5Note **
Educational status
Currently attending schoolTable 8 Note  1.5 1.9Note ** 4.5 3.7Note ** 1.5 2.0Note ** 2.2 2.5Note **
Not currently attending school 1.8Note * 2.0Note ** 4.1Note * 3.9Note ** 1.9Note * 2.1Note ** 2.4Note * 2.5Note **
Highest diploma
Less than high schoolTable 8 Note  2.2 2.3 3.6 3.5 2.2 2.5Note ** 2.7 2.7
High school 1.8Note * 2.0Note *** 4.3Note * 3.9Note *** 1.8Note * 2.0Note *** 2.3Note * 2.7Note **
College or trade school 1.6Note * 1.9Note *** 4.3Note * 4.1Note * 1.7Note * 2.0Note *** 2.4Note * 2.4Note *
University 1.5Note * 1.6Note *** 4.5Note * 4.3Note *** 1.6Note * 1.7Note *** 2.0Note * 2.3Note ***
Experienced harsh parenting
NeverTable 8 Note  2.0 2.1 3.9 3.6Note ** 2.0 2.3Note ** 2.6 2.6
At least once 1.6Note * 1.9Note *** 4.3Note * 4.1Note *** 1.7Note * 2.0Note *** 2.2Note * 2.5Note ***
Physical or sexual violence experienced before the age of 15
NeverTable 8 Note  1.8 2.0Note ** 4.1 3.8Note ** 1.9 2.1Note ** 2.4 2.5Note **
At least once 1.7 1.9Note *** 4.3Note * 4.1Note *** 1.8 2.1Note ** 2.2Note * 2.5Note **
Victim of at least one physical or sexual assault since the age of 15
YesTable 8 Note  1.7 1.9Note ** 4.3 4.0Note ** 1.7 2.1Note ** 2.2 2.5Note **
No 1.9Note * 2.1Note *** 4.0Note * 3.8Note *** 2.0Note * 2.2Note ** 2.5Note * 2.5
Binge drinking in the 12 months preceding the survey
Never or less than once a monthTable 8 Note  1.8 2.0Note ** 4.1 3.9Note ** 1.9 2.2Note ** 2.3 2.6Note **
At least once a month 1.7 1.9Note *** 4.3Note * 4.0Note *** 1.7Note * 1.9Note *** 2.4 2.5
Cannabis use in the previous month
Never or less than once a monthTable 8 Note  1.8 1.9Note ** 4.2 4.0Note ** 1.9 2.1Note ** 2.3 2.5Note **
At least once a month 1.8 2.1Note *** 4.1 3.8Note *** 1.8 2.2Note ** 2.3 2.7Note ***
Illicit drug use in the previous month
NeverTable 8 Note  1.8 2.0Note ** 4.1 3.9Note ** 1.9 2.2Note ** 2.3 2.5Note **
At least once 1.2Note * 1.8Note ** 4.7Note * 4.2Note *** 1.3Note * 1.7Note *** 2.1 2.4

Table 8
Attitudes toward gender equality and gender-based violence, by gender and selected characteristics, territories, 2018
Table summary
This table displays the results of Attitudes toward gender equality and gender-based violence. The information is grouped by Selected characteristics (appearing as row headers), People who report sexual assault are almost always telling the truth, People have the right to check who their partner has been calling or texting at all times, It is understandable that someone would react violently if they suspect their partner of having an affair, Violence between partners can be excused if people get so angry they lose control, Women and Men, calculated using average (1 = Strongly agree, 5 = Strongly disagree) units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Selected characteristics People who report sexual assault are almost always telling the truth People have the right to check who their partner has been calling or texting at all times It is understandable that someone would react violently if they suspect their partner of having an affair Violence between partners can be excused if people get so angry they lose control
Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men
averageTable 8 Note 1 (1 = Strongly agree, 5 = Strongly disagree)
Territory
Total population of the territoriesTable 8 Note  2.3 2.6Note ** 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.5Note ** 4.1 3.9Note **
Yukon 2.3 2.6Note ** 3.8Note * 3.7Note * 4.0Note * 3.6Note ** 4.5Note * 4.3Note ***
Whitehorse 2.3 2.6Note ** 3.8Note * 3.8Note * 4.1Note * 3.7Note *** 4.5Note * 4.4Note ***
Other communities 2.3 2.6Note ** 3.7Note * 3.5 3.8 3.4Note ** 4.3 4.0
Northwest Territories 2.3 2.5Note ** 3.6 3.6Note * 3.8 3.6Note ** 4.3Note * 4.0Note **
Yellowknife 2.4 2.6 3.8Note * 3.8Note * 4.0Note * 3.8Note * 4.5Note * 4.3Note *
Other communities 2.2 2.5Note ** 3.4 3.4 3.6 3.3Note * 4.1 3.7Note ***
Nunavut 2.2 2.6Note ** 3.2Note * 3.2Note * 3.3Note * 3.3 3.6Note * 3.5Note *
Iqaluit 2.1 2.7Note ** 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.7 4.2 3.9Note **
Other communities 2.3 2.5Note ** 3.0Note * 3.1Note * 3.1Note * 3.2 3.4Note * 3.4Note *
Age group (years)
15 to 24Table 8 Note  2.3 2.7Note ** 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.8 3.4Note **
25 to 34 2.3 2.5Note ** 3.5 3.6Note *** 3.9Note * 3.5Note ** 4.2Note * 3.9Note ***
35 to 44 2.2 2.5Note ** 3.6Note * 3.7Note * 3.8Note * 3.8Note * 4.2Note * 4.2Note *
45 to 54 2.3 2.6Note ** 3.7Note * 3.5 3.7Note * 3.5 4.2Note * 4.0Note *
55 to 64 2.2 2.5Note ** 3.8Note * 3.5Note *** 3.9Note * 3.4Note ** 4.3Note * 4.1Note ***
65 or older 2.4 2.7Note ** 3.6Note * 3.7Note * 3.6 3.5 4.2Note * 4.2Note *
Marital status
Married or common-lawTable 8 Note  2.3 2.5Note ** 3.6 3.5 3.8 3.5Note ** 4.2 4.1
Separated or divorced 2.2 2.8Note *** 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.6 4.3 4.1
Widowed 2.3 2.8Note ** 3.4 3.7 3.4Note * 3.9 3.8Note * 4.3Note **
Single, never married 2.2 2.6Note ** 3.5 3.5 3.6Note * 3.4 4.0Note * 3.6Note ***
Indigenous identity
Indigenous person 2.3 2.6Note ** 3.2Note * 3.3Note * 3.3Note * 3.3Note * 3.7Note * 3.5Note ***
First Nations 2.4 2.5 3.4Note * 3.5Note * 3.4Note * 3.3Note * 3.9Note * 3.6Note *
Métis 2.3 2.8Note ** 3.4Note * 3.6 3.8 3.8 4.4 4.1
Inuit 2.3 2.6Note ** 3.1Note * 3.1Note * 3.2Note * 3.2Note * 3.5Note * 3.3Note *
Non-Indigenous personTable 8 Note  2.3 2.6Note ** 3.8 3.8 4.1 3.8Note ** 4.6 4.4Note **
Visible minority
YesTable 8 Note  2.5 2.7 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.3 4.1 3.9
No 2.3Note * 2.6Note ** 3.5Note * 3.5 3.7 3.5Note ** 4.2 3.9Note **
LGBTQ2+
NoTable 8 Note  2.3 2.6Note ** 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.5Note ** 4.1 3.9Note **
Yes 1.9Note * 2.6Note ** 3.7 3.8 4.1Note * 3.5Note ** 4.4Note * 4.0
Disability
Person with a disabilityTable 8 Note  2.2 2.7Note ** 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.5Note ** 4.2 3.9Note **
Person with no disability 2.3 2.5Note ** 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.5Note ** 4.1 4.0Note **
Employed in the 12 months preceding the survey
YesTable 8 Note  2.2 2.5Note ** 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.6Note ** 4.3 4.0Note **
No 2.4 2.6Note ** 3.4Note * 3.3Note * 3.5Note * 3.3Note *** 3.8Note * 3.7Note *
Gender composition in the workplace
All or mostly male coworkersTable 8 Note  2.4 2.6Note ** 3.7 3.5Note ** 3.8 3.5 4.4 3.9Note **
All or mostly female coworkers 2.2 2.3Note * 3.6 3.8Note * 3.9 3.8 4.3 4.5Note *
About evenly divided coworkers 2.2 2.5Note ** 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.6 4.2 4.0
Educational status
Currently attending schoolTable 8 Note  2.2 2.7Note ** 3.3 3.2 3.6 3.4 4.0 3.5Note **
Not currently attending school 2.3 2.6Note ** 3.6Note * 3.6Note * 3.7 3.5Note ** 4.2 4.0Note ***
Highest diploma
Less than high schoolTable 8 Note  2.4 2.6Note ** 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.3
High school 2.3 2.6Note ** 3.4Note * 3.4Note * 3.7Note * 3.4Note ** 4.2Note * 4.0Note ***
College or trade school 2.3 2.6Note ** 3.7Note * 3.7Note * 3.9Note * 3.7Note *** 4.4Note * 4.3Note *
University 2.1Note * 2.4Note *** 4.0Note * 3.9Note * 4.2Note * 4.0Note *** 4.6Note * 4.5Note *
Experienced harsh parenting
NeverTable 8 Note  2.4 2.5Note ** 3.4 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.8 3.6
At least once 2.2Note * 2.6Note ** 3.6Note * 3.6Note * 3.8Note * 3.6Note ** 4.3Note * 4.1Note ***
Physical or sexual violence experienced before the age of 15
NeverTable 8 Note  2.3 2.5Note ** 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.5 4.1 3.9Note **
At least once 2.2Note * 2.6Note ** 3.7Note * 3.7Note * 3.8Note * 3.5Note ** 4.4Note * 4.1Note ***
Victim of at least one physical or sexual assault since the age of 15
YesTable 8 Note  2.2 2.6Note ** 3.7 3.6 3.9 3.5Note ** 4.4 4.1Note **
No 2.4Note * 2.6Note ** 3.4Note * 3.4Note * 3.5Note * 3.5 3.9Note * 3.8Note *
Binge drinking in the 12 months preceding the survey
Never or less than once a monthTable 8 Note  2.3 2.6Note ** 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.5Note ** 4.1 3.9Note **
At least once a month 2.2 2.5Note ** 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.5 4.2 4.0Note **
Cannabis use in the previous month
Never or less than once a monthTable 8 Note  2.3 2.6Note ** 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.6Note ** 4.2 4.1
At least once a month 2.2 2.6Note ** 3.4 3.4Note * 3.6 3.3Note *** 4.1 3.6Note ***
Illicit drug use in the previous month
NeverTable 8 Note  2.3 2.6Note ** 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.5Note ** 4.1 3.9Note **
At least once 2.3 2.7 3.6 3.9Note * 3.8 3.6 4.4 4.3Note *
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