A recent study conducted in the United Kingdom found that Gen Z is becoming anti-feminist and likely to believe that feminism has done much more harm than good. Real Research conducted a survey based on this study, and the results were as follows.


  • 39.48% believe being a man is more challenging than being a woman.
  • Gender equality has advanced to the point that now it’s discriminating against men, according to 52%. 
  • 49.02 are somewhat aware of the inequalities in the job and childcare sectors. 

Survey on Gen Z Slowly Becoming Anti-Feminists

Recent studies showed that Gen Z males (born between 1997 and 2012) are more likely than older baby boomers, who were born between 1946 and 1964, to believe feminism has done more harm than good.

46.16% believed that feminism has done much more harm than good, and 36.46% said it causes more harm than good. 14.1% said it caused much more good than harm, and 3.28% said it caused more good than harm.

Is Gen Z Becoming Anti-Feminist?

The findings in a UK study showed that there was a worrying gap between young men and young women. 36.2% of the respondents believed that the gap between young men and young women would increase. 34.72% believed that the gap would remain the same, and 29.08% said the gap would decrease.

Is It Harder To Be a Man Than a Woman?

One in four British Gen Z males believes it is harder to be a man than a woman. 39.48% somewhat agreed with this sentiment, while 26.72% strongly agreed.  26.42% somewhat disagreed that it is harder to be a male than a female, while 7.38% strongly disagreed with this judgment.

Figure 1: Agreement that it is harder to be a man than a woman.

Are Young Men Turning Against Feminism?

64.86% believe that gender equality leads to discrimination against men, while 35.14% disagree. There is a need for more research to be conducted to determine if Gen Z is becoming anti-feminist.

Are Gen Z Males Aware of the Inequalities in the Job and Childcare Sectors?

Professor Rosie Campbell, director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s, said that young males of Gen Z at this stage are not aware of the inequalities that exist in the world, especially in the work and childcare sectors.

49.02% of respondents are somewhat aware of these inequalities, while 44.58% are very aware. 6.4% voted that they were not aware at all.

Figure 2: Awareness of the inequalities in the job and childcare sectors.

“Zero Sum Mentalities” Causing Tension Between the Two Genders?

Researcher Alice Evans believed “zero-sum mentalities” became common, a situation whereby one person’s gain would be another’s loss, saying some men are more likely to feel as though women are benefiting from their expense.

45.76% believe it is somewhat likely for this mentality to cause tensions between the two genders, while 44.26% believe it is extremely likely.

Figure 3: The likeliness of zero-sum mentalities causing tension between the two genders.

8.22% found it somewhat unlikely, while 1.76% found it extremely likely that zero-sum mentalities would lead to more tension between the two genders.

Furthermore, figures from King’s College London’s Policy Institute found that, normally, younger generations are consistently more comfortable with emerging social norms. 55.86% found this not surprising at all. On the other hand, 38.8% somewhat found it surprising, while 5.34% found it extremely surprising. People all have their own opinions and beliefs on whether Gen Z is becoming anti-feminist.


Survey TitleSurvey on Gen Z Growingly Becoming Anti-Feminists
DurationFebruary 7 – February 14, 2024
Number of Participants5,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.