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One In Five Australian Men Believe They're More Capable Than Women

And 14% of Australians say women shouldn't "aspire to do anything outside of the household".

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A fifth of Australian men believe they're more capable than women of "working, earning money, being educated and teaching", a global study from market research firm Ipsos has found.

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The 24-country study of 18,000 people also found:

* Two in five women say they don’t have equality with men, or the freedom to reach their full dreams and aspirations;

* Ninety-two per cent of Australians believe in equal opportunities for men and women and;

* Seventy-three per cent of Australians say equality still hasn't been achieved.

Meanwhile, 36% of Australian women disagreed with the statement: "I have full equality with men and the freedom to reach my full dreams and aspirations".

Around 14% of the 1,000 Australians who took part in the study claimed women were inferior to men and shouldn't "aspire to do anything outside of the household", but should "produce children and tend to their family".

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In half of the 24 countries surveyed, including Australia, more men than women said they took action on women's rights.

Almost a quarter (24%) of Australians said they felt "scared" to speak up and advocate for the rights of women.

Polling also showed that Spain is the country where women feel most unequal, women in Russia think they have it pretty good, and half of Indians feel "scared" to speak up about gender inequality.

Gina Rushton is a breaking news reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

Contact Gina Rushton at gina.rushton@buzzfeed.com.

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