September 10, 2008

Defense is a Man’s Job

54%

Overwhelming margins see men as better able to hand national security issues.

While more Americans rate women ahead of men on matters of public office like working out compromise and keeping government honest, a large gender gap remains in favor of men on dealing with national security and defense issues; 54% rate men as better than women. Only 7% of the public rates women as better on national security issues and 36% rate the genders as equally well equipped to handle such matters in public office. Virtually identical proportions of men (55%) and women (53%) agree men are better handle matters of national security and defense. Read More