The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Market Research Sector 2022 report has found progress in the sector in how researchers evaluate their places of work when it comes to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The majority of those who took part in the survey (61%) have heard of at least one MRS EDI activity, whether it’s the MRS Inclusion Pledge, MRSPride, support for Colour of Research (CORe) network, the Market Research Apprenticeships Trailblazer programme or the MRBA Bursaries for professional training. That proportion has more than doubled since 2020 when 30% of participants had heard of the MRS EDI programme.

However, the report also highlights where there is more work to be done to create a truly inclusive and representative research sector. Key areas for development include improving support for carers and those with health or mental health conditions, disability or neurodiversity, tackling age discrimination and the gender pay-gap, and boosting representation.

View the full report here

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