Spain: Merit Not Important, Blind Affirmative Action Is

The Congress is about to approve the Equality Law. Do you think this is a positive law?

Yes 80.4%
No 6.9%

The law establishes that electoral lists should have the same number of men and women. Do you support or oppose this measure?

Support 76.0%
Oppose 17.5%

The law also establishes that the corporate boards of businesses should also have the same number of men and women. Do you support or oppose this measure?

Support 68.7%
Oppose 20.9%

Source: Instituto Opina / Cadena Ser
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,000 Spanish adults, conducted on Mar. 15, 2007. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

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