Attitude on importance of a university education for boys and girls in 2010

This statistic shows the results of survey in selected countries all over the world regarding the importance of a university education for boys and girls. The survey was conducted in 2010. 15 percent of respondents in the United States agree that a university education is more important for a boy than for a girl, while 83 percent disagree.

Do you agree that a university education is more important for a boy than for a girl?

Completely agree / mostly agreeCompletely disagree / mostly disagreeDon't know / refused
India63%32%5%
Pakistan51%39%10%
Egypt50%47%3%
China48%50%2%
Jordan44%54%2%
Japan35%64%3%
Poland34%58%8%
Nigeria34%66%1%
Indonesia28%71%1%
South Korea27%69%3%
Turkey25%69%6%
Kenya22%77%0%
Russia22%73%5%
Germany16%83%1%
United States15%83%2%
Mexico14%84%3%
France14%87%0%
Brazil11%87%1%
Argentina10%88%2%
Britain9%87%3%
Spain7%93%0%
Lebanon4%97%0%
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Source

Release date

July 2010

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

April 7 to May 8, 2010

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The source posed the question as follows: "Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: A university education is more important for a boy than for a girl. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree?"

United States: N=1,002
Britain: N=750
France: N=752
Germany:N=750
Spain: N=755
Poland: N=750
Russia: N=1,001
Turkey: N=1,003
Egypt: N=1,000
Jordan: N=1,000
Lebanon: N=1,000
China: N=3,262
India: N=2,254
Indonesia: N=1,000
Japan: N=700
Pakistan: N=2,000
South Korea: N=706
Argentina: N=803
Brazil: N=1,000
Mexico: N=1,300
Kenya: N=1,002
Nigeria: N=1,000

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