Almost two-thirds of Australians have “little confidence” in the Liberal party when it comes to equity issues, with more than a quarter having “none at all”.
The research found a higher number of women said they would vote for Labor (33.4 per cent) compared to the Coalition (29.2 per cent).
Professor Ryan said political parties should be looking at the issues that matter to women.
The United Australia Party was ranked last by voters on gender equality, with less than one-in-five people having confidence in One Nation.
The survey says more men than women believe political parties will address the gaps between the genders.
Half of the men in the survey said there were was no difference in who had it easier between men and women.