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Juliana Menasce Horowitz

Associate Director, Research

Juliana Menasce Horowitz is associate director of research at Pew Research Center. She is involved in all stages of the research process, including designing and managing major survey projects, developing questionnaires, analyzing polling data, writing reports and presenting survey results. She has conducted research and written on various social issues, including racial attitudes, cross-national views of gender equality, and the changing American family, and also has worked actively on the Center’s U.S. politics and global attitudes research efforts. Before joining Pew Research Center in 2006, Horowitz worked at the Center for American Politics and Citizenship at the University of Maryland. She received a doctorate in political science from the University of Maryland at College Park. Horowitz regularly presents findings from the Center’s studies to the policy and academic communities and has been interviewed by numerous domestic and international media outlets.

Publications
August 22, 2018

Most Americans say more women running for Congress is a good thing, as hope for a female president grows

Women are running for Congress in record numbers this year, and most Americans say this is a good thing. But there’s little consensus among the public about how – or whether – things would change if more women were elected. More than four-in-ten Americans say they personally hope a woman will be elected president in their lifetime.

May 22, 2018

What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities

Despite widening gaps in politics and demographics, Americans across community types have a lot in common in key facets of their lives.

February 23, 2018

In 2017, Americans narrowly opposed allowing teachers and school officials to carry guns

Last year, more than half of U.S. adults said they would oppose allowing teachers and officials to carry guns in K-12 schools.

December 19, 2017

Most Americans see value in steering children toward toys, activities associated with opposite gender

More Americans say it’s good to steer girls toward boy-oriented toys and activities than say boys should be encouraged to play with girl-oriented toys.

December 5, 2017

How do your views on gender compare with those of other Americans?

Take our quiz to find out how your views on gender and gender equality stack up against those of the American public.

December 5, 2017

On Gender Differences, No Consensus on Nature vs. Nurture

Most Americans see fundamental differences between men and women in their traits and characteristics and in the pressures they face from society.

December 5, 2017

How do your views on gender compare with those of other Americans?

Take our quiz to find out how your views on gender and gender equality stack up against those of the American public.

October 18, 2017

Wide Partisan Gaps in U.S. Over How Far the Country Has Come on Gender Equality

Most Democrats are dissatisfied with the nation’s progress on gender equality, while more than half of Republicans say it has been about right.

June 29, 2017

How male and female gun owners in the U.S. compare

While female gun owners resemble their male counterparts in some respects, their views on and experiences with guns often differ from those of male gun owners.

March 27, 2017

About one-in-seven Americans don’t think men should be able to take any paternity leave

By comparison, just 3% say women shouldn’t be able to take any type of maternity leave.