The CSP conducted two separate pieces of research on microaggressions - one with members of our diversity networks and another with the general public
Diversity networks survey
Our insight showed CSP members face microaggressions regularly, with around a third experiencing them on a weekly basis. We know they create an ongoing feeling of being regarded as a second-class citizen or inferior.
Members said while the source of these behaviours was often patients, 75% of incidences were from fellow colleagues.
Public polling results
The CSP also commissioned Opinium Research to conduct a poll with the public around their understanding of microaggressions.
The results included the following:
- Just a quarter of those surveyed (26%) are familiar with the term microaggression, with this rising to 40% of those aged 18-34, compared to 13% of those age 55+.
- A fifth of those polled (19%) have experienced a microaggression, whilst a third (32%) are unsure whether or not they have.
- If they were to experience or witness a microaggression, just a third of people surveyed (32%) say they would be likely to take action with the same proportion (32%) stating they would be unlikely to do so.
Download the report below for further information.