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.
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.
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Strong Men, Caring Women: How Americans describe what society values (and doesn’t) in each gender
What traits does society value most in men and in women? What traits does society say men and women should not have? Scroll through this data essay to find out.
Activism in the Social Media Age
As the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag turns 5 years old, a look at its evolution on Twitter and how Americans view social media’s impact on political and civic engagement
Education of Muslim women is limited by economic conditions, not religion
Muslim societies have gained a reputation in recent decades for failing to adequately educate women. But a new analysis of Pew Research Center data on educational attainment and religion suggests that economics, not religion, is the key factor limiting the education of Muslim women.
7 facts about U.S. moms
American motherhood has changed in many ways since Mother’s Day was first celebrated more than 100 years ago. Read key findings about American mothers and motherhood.
More than a million Millennials are becoming moms each year
In all, more than 17 million Millennial women in the U.S. have become mothers. In 2016, Millennial women accounted for 82% of U.S. births.
Women scarce at top of U.S. business – and in the jobs that lead there
Only about 5% of the chief executive officers of 1,500 companies we examined were women. Among the tier of executives just below the CEO in terms of pay and position in the corporate hierarchy, 11.5% were women.
The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay
The gender gap in pay has narrowed since 1980, but it has remained relatively stable over the past 15 years or so. In 2017, women earned 82% of what men earned.
Sexual Harassment at Work in the Era of #MeToo
Many Americans see new difficulties for men in workplace interactions and little effect on women’s career opportunities amid the increased focus on sexual harassment and assault.
For Women’s History Month, a look at gender gains – and gaps – in the U.S.
Read key findings about gender gains and gaps in America.
Women in majority-male workplaces report higher rates of gender discrimination
The American workplace remains segregated by gender, and women in majority-male workplaces are more likely than other women to report gender discrimination.