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Young People's Attitudes To Violence Against Women Report On Findings From The Young People In Scotland Survey 2014

Published: 29 Nov 2016
Part of:
Children and families, Law and order, Research
ISBN:
9781786525109

Findings from the 2014 Young People In Scotland survey on the attitudes of young people (aged 11-18) to violence against women.

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Contents
Young People's Attitudes To Violence Against Women Report On Findings From The Young People In Scotland Survey 2014
Annex B - Tables of results

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Annex B - Tables of results

Domestic abuse - physical violence

Q43. Imagine a married couple who have been together for a while. One evening the man's wife tells him she has been having an affair. He has never hit her before, but he responds to this news by slapping her in the face. Please choose the number which best describes what you think about the man's behaviour.

  All pupils Boys Girls Hold stereotypical views Don't hold stereotypical views
1 - Not wrong at all 3% 5% 1% 7% 2%
2 3% 3% 2% 2% 3%
3 6% 7% 4% 9% 4%
4 10% 11% 8% 12% 10%
5 14% 14% 14% 13% 14%
6 19% 17% 21% 12% 18%
7 - Very seriously wrong 36% 32% 41% 32% 43%
I don't know 4% 5% 3% 6% 2%
I prefer not to say 3% 2% 3% 2% 2%
Not stated 3% 3% 2% 4% 1%
1 to 3 11% 15% 7% 18% 9%
5 to 7 69% 62% 76% 58% 76%
Base size 2285 1130 1110 332 932

Q44. What if he immediately told her how sorry he is for slapping her, do you think she should forgive him?

  All pupils Boys Girls Hold stereotypical views Don't hold stereotypical views
Yes, definitely 8% 9% 6% 15% 7%
Yes, probably 26% 28% 25% 25% 28%
No, probably not 28% 28% 28% 24% 29%
No, definitely not 18% 13% 23% 18% 21%
I don't know 14% 15% 13% 14% 13%
I prefer not to say 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Not stated 3% 4% 2% 3% 2%
Yes 34% 37% 31% 40% 34%
No 46% 41% 51% 41% 50%
Base size 2285 1130 1110 332 932

Domestic abuse - controlling behaviour

Q41. Imagine a married woman who wants to go out with her friends for a meal in the evening. When she tells her husband about it, he gets very annoyed. He tells her that he doesn't want her going out without him. Please choose the number which best describes what you think about the man's behaviour.

  All pupils Boys Girls Hold stereotypical views Don't hold stereotypical views
1 - Not wrong at all 3% 5% 1% 7% 2%
2 3% 4% 2% 4% 2%
3 6% 8% 4% 7% 4%
4 13% 15% 11% 16% 11%
5 21% 21% 21% 18% 20%
6 23% 19% 27% 16% 27%
7 - Very seriously wrong 21% 16% 25% 16% 28%
I don't know 6% 7% 6% 8% 4%
I prefer not to say 2% 1% 2% 4% 1%
Not stated 3% 3% 2% 3% -
1 to 3 12% 16% 7% 19% 8%
5 to 7 64% 57% 73% 50% 76%
Base size 2285 1130 1110 338 932

- = less than 0.5%

Q42. Still thinking about the man telling his wife he doesn't want her going out without him. What harm, if any, do you think this does to her?

  All pupils Boys Girls Hold stereotypical views Don't hold stereotypical views
A great deal 12% 11% 12% 12% 14%
Quite a lot 32% 28% 35% 22% 37%
Some 32% 34% 31% 35% 33%
Not very much 9% 10% 8% 12% 8%
None at all 2% 3% 2% 6% 1%
I don't know 7% 7% 8% 8% 5%
I prefer not to say 2% 2% 2% 2% 1%
Not stated 4% 5% 2% 4% 1%
At least some harm 76% 73% 78% 69% 84%
Not very much/No harm 11% 13% 10% 17% 9%
Base size 2285 1130 1110 332 932

Stalking and harassment

Q36. Imagine a woman who broke up with her boyfriend a few months ago. He wants them to get back together, she does not. He has been sending flowers and gifts to her work and home even though she has told him she doesn't want them. Please choose the number which best describes what you think about the man's behaviour.

  All pupils Boys Girls Hold stereotypical views Don't hold stereotypical views
1 - Not wrong at all 9% 10% 9% 13% 9%
2 11% 10% 11% 9% 11%
3 16% 15% 17% 15% 15%
4 21% 21% 22% 19% 23%
5 17% 18% 17% 15% 20%
6 12% 13% 11% 12% 13%
7 - Very seriously wrong 7% 7% 7% 11% 9%
I don't know 3% 4% 3% 3% 2%
Not stated 2% 3% 2% 3% -
1 to 3 36% 35% 38% 38% 34%
5 to 7 36% 38% 35% 46% 41%
Base size 2285 1130 1110 332 932

- = less than 0.5%

Q37. What harm, if any, do you think this does to her? [Sending unwanted flowers and gifts to her work and home ]

  All pupils Boys Girls Hold stereotypical views Don't hold stereotypical views
A great deal 6% 7% 5% 6% 8%
Quite a lot 19% 18% 21% 19% 20%
Some 32% 30% 36% 30% 34%
Not very much 23% 23% 23% 20% 24%
None at all 8% 10% 7% 14% 8%
I don't know 8% 9% 7% 10% 5%
Not stated 3% 3% 2% 3% 1%
At least some harm 58% 55% 61% 54% 62%
Not very much/No harm 31% 33% 30% 33% 32%
Base size 2285 1130 1110 332 932

Q34. Imagine a woman is walking down the street. She passes a group of men who start wolf-whistling and saying things like 'hey sexy' to her. Please choose the number which best describes what you think about the men's behaviour.

  All pupils Boys Girls Hold stereotypical views Don't hold stereotypical views
1 - Not wrong at all 5% 7% 3% 12% 4%
2 4% 5% 2% 8% 2%
3 11% 12% 10% 10% 10%
4 19% 20% 19% 25% 16%
5 22% 22% 22% 18% 22%
6 20% 16% 24% 11% 26%
7 - Very seriously wrong 14% 11% 17% 12% 18%
I don't know 3% 3% 2% 3% 2%
Not stated 2% 2% 1% 2% -
1 to 3 20% 25% 15% 30% 16%
5 to 7 56% 50% 63% 40% 66%
Base size 2285 1130 1110 332 932

- = less than 0.5%

Q35. Still thinking about the men wolf-whistling and saying things like 'hey sexy' to a woman in the street. What harm, if any, do you think this does to her?

  All pupils Boys Girls Hold stereotypical views Don't hold stereotypical views
A great deal 4% 4% 5% 3% 7%
Quite a lot 16% 14% 18% 9% 21%
Some 34% 32% 36% 24% 36%
Not very much 27% 28% 25% 33% 24%
None at all 6% 7% 5% 15% 5%
I don't know 10% 11% 10% 13% 7%
Not stated 3% 3% 2% 3% 1%
At least some harm 54% 50% 59% 36% 63%
Not very much/No harm 33% 36% 29% 48% 29%
Base size 2285 1130 1110 332 932

Q38. Imagine a woman sent some naked photos of herself to her boyfriend. After they split up, he puts them on the internet without telling her, so that anyone could see them. Please choose the number which best describes what you think about the man's behaviour.

  All pupils Boys Girls Hold stereotypical views Don't hold stereotypical views
1 - Not wrong at all 2% 3% - 5% 2%
2 1% 1% 0% 1% -
3 1% 1% - 2% -
4 2% 3% 1% 3% 2%
5 3% 5% 2% 7% 2%
6 10% 12% 8% 15% 8%
7 - Very seriously wrong 76% 68% 85% 62% 84%
I don't know 1% 1% 1% 2% -
I prefer not to say 2% 2% 1% 2% 1%
Not stated 3% 3% 2% 2% 1%
1 to 3 3% 5% 1% 8% 2%
5 to 7 90% 86% 95% 83% 94%
Base size 2285 1130 1110 332 932

- = less than 0.5%
0% = no one selected that response
Numbers may not sum due to rounding

Q39. What harm, if any, do you think this does to her? [Posting naked photos of an ex on the internet]

  All pupils Boys Girls Hold stereotypical views Don't hold stereotypical views
A great deal 77% 73% 82% 65% 84%
Quite a lot 12% 12% 12% 16% 11%
Some 2% 2% 1% 6% 1%
Not very much 1% 1% - 1% -
None at all 1% 2% - 4% 1%
I don't know 3% 4% 2% 3% 1%
I prefer not to say 1% 1% 1% 2% 1%
Not stated 3% 4% 2% 3% 1%
At least some harm 91% 88% 94% 87% 95%
Not very much/No harm 2% 3% 1% 5% 2%
Base size 2285 1130 1110 332 932

- = less than 0.5%
Numbers may not sum due to rounding

Q40. Do you think the man's behaviour - putting photos of his girlfriend (after they split up) on the internet without telling her - should or should not be against the law?

  All pupils Boys Girls Hold stereotypical views Don't hold stereotypical views
Definitely should be against the law 50% 42% 58% 39% 58%
Probably should be against the law 30% 31% 29% 33% 28%
Probably should not be against the law 4% 6% 2% 6% 4%
Definitely should not be against the law 3% 5% - 7% 2%
I don't know 9% 11% 7% 12% 6%
I prefer not to say 2% 3% 2% 2% 2%
Not stated 2% 3% 1% 2% 1%
Against the law 80% 73% 87% 72% 86%
Not against the law 7% 11% 3% 12% 5%
Base size 2285 1130 1110 332 932

- = less than 0.5%
Numbers may not sum due to rounding

Commercial sexual exploitation

Q45. How wrong do you personally think it is for an adult (18 or over) to read magazines that feature topless women, or is it not wrong at all?

  All pupils Boys Girls Hold stereotypical views Don't hold stereotypical views
1 - Not wrong at all 30% 45% 14% 54% 25%
2 13% 15% 12% 12% 14%
3 13% 11% 15% 8% 14%
4 14% 11% 18% 8% 17%
5 8% 4% 12% 5% 8%
6 6% 1% 11% 4% 7%
7 - Very seriously wrong 4% 2% 6% 2% 5%
I don't know 8% 7% 10% 3% 8%
I prefer not to say 1% 2% 1% 1% 1%
Not stated 3% 4% 1% 3% 1%
1 to 3 56% 70% 40% 74% 53%
5 to 7 18% 7% 29% 11% 20%
Base size (S4-S6 pupils) 993 514 466 161 444

Q46: How wrong do you personally think it is for a group of men (18 or over) to go to a strip club to watch naked women, or is it not wrong at all?

  All pupils Boys Girls Hold stereotypical views Don't hold stereotypical views
1 - Not wrong at all 25% 39% 11% 54% 21%
2 12% 15% 10% 10% 12%
3 11% 11% 11% 5% 12%
4 14% 13% 14% 11% 15%
5 8% 4% 13% 6% 10%
6 9% 4% 15% 3% 11%
7 - Very seriously wrong 7% 3% 11% 5% 8%
I don't know 8% 6% 11% 1% 7%
I prefer not to say 2% 2% 3% 1% 3%
Not stated 3% 4% 2% 3% 1%
1 to 3 49% 64% 31% 70% 45%
5 to 7 25% 11% 39% 14% 30%
Base size (S4-S6 pupils) 993 514 466 161 444

Taking a three year old shopping to buy a toy

Q32: Imagine you are taking a 3 year old boy to a shop to buy a toy. When you get there he picks a princess doll. Which of the phrases below best describes what you would do?

  All pupils Boys Girls
Buy it for him without saying anything 40% 29% 52%
Buy it, but first try to get him to pick a toy that's more common for boys 34% 36% 33%
Make him put the doll back and pick a toy more common for boys 15% 23% 6%
I don't know 8% 9% 7%
Not stated 3% 3% 1%
Base size 2285 1130 1110

Q33: Imagine you are taking a 3 year old girl to a shop to buy a toy. When you get there she picks a toy truck. Which of the phrases below best describes what you would do?

  All pupils Boys Girls
Buy it for her without saying anything 53% 46% 61%
Buy it, but first try to get her to pick a toy that's more common for girls 29% 31% 28%
Make her put the doll back and pick a toy more common for girls 8% 11% 4%
I don't know 7% 9% 5%
Not stated 3% 3% 1%
Base size 2285 1130 1110

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