New research also found some of the most rigid attitudes towards gender roles are held in urban areas.
One in four young people aged 16 to 25 believe men should earn the most money to support a family.
Research by Athlone based Safe Ireland shows this is compared to 22 % of all adults, with stronger views in the older age-group.
It also found some of the most rigid attitudes towards gender roles are held in urban areas, in particular Dublin, with less rigid views in Connacht and the Rest of Leinster.
Programme Manager, Caitriona Gleeson says 'lad culture' is still considered an issue for the younger generation: