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Results of the Barometer of diversity 2017: evolutions but not very visible people in unstable situation

Official statement of the Thursday, January 4, 2018

Since 2009, the Council makes realize, each year, a barometer intended to on television evaluate the perception of diversity according to the criteria of the origin, the social and economic categories, the handicap and the age by also taking into account qualitative criteria (positive, negative attitude or neutral of the people intervening with the screen). For the first time this year, an index of precariousness is also indexed.

The results of barometer 2017 show evolutions compared to the results of the previous years.

The representation of the perceived people as “nonwhite” on television is in rise compared to the previous years (19% in 2017, vs 16% in 2016 and 14% in 2015 and 2014). This increase is done day in all the kinds of programs, but it is particularly marked in the fiction (23% vs 17% in 2015, and 29% in the American fictions). It is noted however that, in those, a small proportion of perceived characters as “not-white” occupy of the roles of hero, whereas they more frequently occupy of the roles with negative connotations.

Social and economic categories called “CSP+” continue to be surreprésentées : 70% of the people represented with the screen (against 27% of the French population). Conversely, the people in unstable situation are almost non-existent on television (5%).

Lastly, the rate of perceived people as handicapped remains particularly weak (0,6% of the characters).

Always difficult progress of diversity to the screen remains a requirement for social cohesion ”, the president of the CSA Olivier Schrameck underlines.

For Mémona Hinterman-Afféjee, in charge of the Social cohesion working group which analyzed the results: “ Thanks to our action, the chains understand that vis-a-vis the multitude of the offer and the screens, they cannot exclude part of the population any more. If this one is not found there, it is diverted traditional channels then. But it remains much to make “.


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