Discrimination Statistics: Market Report & Data

In this post, we highlight a series of alarming statistics on discrimination across various demographics in different countries, shedding light on the pervasive issue of unequal treatment and bias in society. These statistics provide a stark illustration of the widespread nature of discrimination in various forms, impacting individuals in the workplace, based on their identity, and within various societal contexts.

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"In 2019, over 21% of U.S. adults faced workplace discrimination or harassment."

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"One in four adults with disabilities faces discrimination."

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"46% of U.S. Black adults experienced racial discrimination in 2020."

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"At least one in five transgender people surveyed report experiencing employment discrimination."

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"64% of people have experienced age discrimination at work."

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"Almost half (49%) of people in the UK say they are very or fairly worried about experiencing discrimination."

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"Over 8 in 10 people with mental health problems have experienced discrimination because of their mental health."

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"In 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 22,064 charges of racial discrimination in employment."

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"Overall, 36% of all women have experienced gender-based workplace discrimination."

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"52% of Muslims reported experiencing religious discrimination in America in 2017."

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"84% of people from ethnic minorities in France said they had been victims of direct or indirect discrimination in 2020."

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"Women worldwide aged 25-34 are 25% more likely to live in extreme poverty than men due to discrimination."

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"About 70% of job seekers with disabilities do not apply for a job due to potential discrimination."

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"A growing number of LGBTQ+ Americans – now 58% – report experiencing slurs or offensive comments due to discrimination."

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"31% of surveyed Americans admitted to being ageist, contributing to age discrimination."

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"In the Australian community, 45% of people born in non-English speaking countries have claimed to experience discrimination because of their skin colour, ethnic origin or religion."

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"In Brazil, 56% of the Black population reported having suffered racial discrimination."

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These statistics collectively highlight the pervasive nature of discrimination across various social dimensions, including race, gender, disability, age, religion, and sexual orientation. The data demonstrate alarming levels of discrimination in the workplace and society at large, indicating the urgent need for targeted interventions and systemic changes to address these disparities. The high prevalence of discriminatory experiences reported by marginalized groups underscores the ongoing challenge of creating inclusive and equitable environments. Efforts to combat discrimination should be prioritized to foster a more just and supportive society for all individuals, irrespective of their background or identity.

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