- 91% of respondents agree with the aims of the mission statement
- Only 5% of respondents actively disagree with the aims of the mission statement
- Amongst those few disagreeing, there is concern that the strategy may actually harm diversity and that there is not enough focus on disability
Levels of agreement
Draft mission statement
“Portsmouth City Council is committed to eliminating discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity, and fostering good community relations. This Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Framework and Toolkit seeks to build and cultivate a safe space for colleagues and residents with inclusivity and equality at its core. We aim to build a community where everyone can thrive and express themselves fully and without limitations or fear.”
To what extent do you agree with the aims of this draft mission statement?
Base: Online sample (259)
This chart shows that:
64% of respondents strongly agree with the aims of the draft mission statement.
27% of respondents somewhat agree with the aims of the draft mission statement.
5% of respondents neither agree nor disagree with the aims of the draft mission statement.
2% of respondents disagree somewhat with the aims of the draft mission statement.
3% of respondents disagree strongly with the aims of the draft mission statement.
Please tell us what you would change or add to the mission statement
Base: Online respondents disagreeing with the mission statement (7*) *Caution small base
“Positive discrimination to hit diversity targets while well-intentioned, can harm the very diversity it aims to promote, and create an unequal and unfair hiring process. This is an unfortunate side effect of such initiatives.”
“Not enough focus on disability.”