Saturday, 8 January 2011

Full Copy of BBC's Diversity Survey

As promised, I've made a copy of the BBC's Diversity Survey so as to keep for prosterity. It's still available on line to view but the opening page says it closed. However, I'm more than happy to host your answers in the comments below for my own mirth and merriment.

Do you have views on what the BBC should be doing about equality and diversity?

We want to make the best programmes that offer something to everyone and that reflect the diversity and reality of different people's lives.
Britain.

We have developed a plan that sets out what we want to do to achieve that and how we are going to do it.

We are carrying out audience research for an understanding of what the public think about our direction.

We also want to hear from people directly about your views on our approach.

In this consultation survey we will ask you a series of questions highlighting the most important parts of our strategy.

Thank you for your contribution. The closing date for this consultation is
7th January 2011. Once we have considered the findings from the research and the consultation process we will finalise the diversity strategy and publish it in April 2011.

Amanda Rice
Head of Diversity, BBC


 
For us, thinking about, including and reflecting our diversity helps us tell the most original and compelling stories.

Whenever we develop new services or channels, we will make sure that everyone is able to access and enjoy them.

To help us achieve those aims, we want a workforce that is as diverse as modern

[SECTION 1]
EXPECTATIONS AND PERCEPTIONS OF THE BBC ON DIVERSITY

Q1. What are your expectations of the BBC in contributing to creating an equal society?

Q.2 What is your perception of how well the BBC is currently doing in contributing to an equal society?
1 (very poorly)
2
3 (neutral)
4
5  (very well)
Please explain why you feel this way

Q3. How well do you think the BBC portrays different people in society on TV, on radio and online? (for example, but not limited to, a range of different ages, people of different ethnicities, disabled people, those who are less well-off as well as those who are more well-off.)
1 (very poorly)
2
3 (neutral)
4
5 (very well)
Q4. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the BBC is a fair and inclusive organisation?
Please explain why you feel this way

1 (strongly disagree)
2
3 (neutral)
4
5 (strongly agree)
Please explain why you feel this way

Q5. What do you think is the most pressing equality and diversity issue for the BBC?

[SECTION 2]
BBC PRIORITIES ON DIVERSITY 

In our plan we have six equality objectives which will drive everything we do in this area. We have summarised them below and for each one, we'd like you to indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the objective.

Q6. We will talk to a range of different types of people so we're more aware of what they like, want and need when developing new content and services
1 (strongly disagree)
2
3 (neutral)
4
5 (strongly agree)
Please tell us why you feel this way

Q7. We will make quality programmes making sure they reflect modern Britain accurately
1 (strongly disagree)
2
3 (neutral)
4
5 (strongly agree)
Please tell us why you feel this way

Q8. Whenever we develop new services or channels, we will make sure that everyone is able to access and enjoy them
1 (strongly disagree)
2
3 (neutral)
4
5 (strongly agree)
Please tell us why you feel this way

Q9. We will make sure more of our staff are from different places and different backgrounds
1 (strongly disagree)
2
3 (neutral)
4
5 (strongly agree)
Please tell us why you feel this way

Q10. All the work we do will be planned so that we think about, include and reflect as many different people as possible
1 (strongly disagree)
2
3 (neutral)
4
5 (strongly agree)
Please tell us why you feel this way

Q11. We will make sure our leadership understands the importance of equality and is able to deliver what we have set out to do
1 (strongly disagree)
2
3 (neutral)
4
5 (strongly agree)
Please tell us why you feel this way

[STATEMENT]
Looking at the six objectives:

We will talk to a range of different types of people so we're more aware of what they like, want and need when developing new content and services

We will make quality programmes making sure they reflect modern Britain accurately

Whenever we develop new services or channels, we will make sure that everyone is able to access and enjoy them

We will make sure more of our staff are from different places and different backgrounds

All the work we do will be planned so that we think about, include and reflect as many different people as possible

We will make sure our leadership understands the importance of equality and is able to deliver what we have set out to do

Q12.Do you think there is anything missing in our plans?

Q13. Is there anything else you want to tell us in relation to equality and diversity?

[SECTION 3]
This last set of questions is about you.

We want to collect this information about you so that we understand more about the diversity of people who have talked to us and will help us to improve continuously how we engage with our audiences.

We know that people's views may differ in part because of who they are. We want to be able to understand those differences between people to inform our understanding of all our diverse audiences.

Providing this information is optional; it will be kept entirely confidential and will only be used to help us understand the diversity of all our audiences. We are not asking for any information which can be used to identify you personally.

Q14. What is your age group?
> 16-24
> 25-34
> 35-44
> 45-54
> 55-64
> 65-74
> 75-84
> 84+

Q15. Do you consider yourself to have a disability?
> No
> Yes

Q.16 How would you describe your ethnicity?
> White British
> White Irish
> White traveller (Romany Gypsy/ Irish traveller)
> Other White background
> Mixed white and black Caribbean
> Mixed white and African
> Mixed white and Asian
> Mixed other
> Black Caribbean
> Black African
> Black other background
> Indian
> Pakistani
> Bangladeshi
> Other Asian background
> Chinese
> Any other ethnic background

Q.17 What is your gender?
> Female
> Male

Q18. Is your gender identity the same as the gender you were assigned at birth?
> No
> Yes

Q19. Do you work and live full time in the gender role opposite to that assigned at birth?
> No
> Yes

Q.20 Do you sometimes adopt the gender role opposite to that assigned at birth?
> No
> Yes

Q21. What is your religion, faith or belief even if you are not currently practising?
> Buddhism
> Christianity
> Hinduism
> Islam
> Judaism
> Sikhism
> Other
> None

Q22. Which of the following best describes your sexual orientation?
> Bisexual
> Gay
> Heterosexual
> Lesbian

Q23. Where do you live?
> England
> Wales
> Scotland
> Northern Ireland
> Other

If you have queries about this questionnaire or the consultation process, please write to us at:

CEDP Consultation
Diversity Centre
Room 2564
White City
201

Wood Lane
London
W12 7TQ


or email us at diversity.centre@bbc.co.uk

2 comments:

  1. Looking at the above again I found myself thinking 'I don't believe it!' - but yes I do for I have often seen something of its kind in my workplace.

    Not something designed by us - but by statutory bodies. We are expected to ask residents about their sexual orientation in vey much the same way as the Beebs Diversity Study. We don't!

    Please see my post of Sat/30/10/10 re the CQC and its Statutory Notification of Death. Scroll down to the Mrs Miggins bit re Section 10.

    The worlds gone mad!

    Anna :o]

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  2. Too good! I'm going to put a link to that!
    Cheers
    FAV

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