Year: 2002
Module:Women in Politics

Why do you think there aren't more women involved in politics in Northern Ireland?

This table shows only those reasons provided by more than 15 respondents.


Number of respondents

Because it's a man's world 346
Family commitments 308
Lack of interest 119
Don't go in for it 118
Not given the opportunities/not encouraged 71
Women are only now becoming involved 44
Northern Ireland is 20 years behind - old fashioned views on women's place 42
Don't get a look in/not given a chance 39
Tradition 34
Lack confidence 33
Their own choice 23
Don't get enough votes - men get more 22
Spin off from the Troubles 18


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