The American workplace remains segregated by gender, and women in majority-male workplaces are more likely than other women to report gender discrimination.
Allegations about sexual misconduct by prominent men in politics, entertainment, media and other industries have reverberated across the United States in recent months, drawing attention to issues of gender equality in the workplace and in broader American society.
About four-in-ten working U.S. women say they have faced discrimination on the job because of their gender. They report a broad array of personal experiences.
The U.S. has more foreign students enrolled in its colleges and universities than any other country in the world. Explore data about foreign students in the U.S. higher education system.
Women in the U.S. are substantially more likely than men to say gender discrimination is a major problem in the technology industry.
In the U.S., four-in-ten women and roughly a quarter of adults ages 65 and older say they play video games at least sometimes.
By comparison, just 3% say women shouldn’t be able to take any type of maternity leave.
Many Americans support paid family and medical leave, and most supporters say employers should cover the costs.
One hundred years after Jeannette Rankin became the first female member of the U.S. Congress, women remain underrepresented in political and business leadership.
Women make up at least 40% of the workforce in more than 80 countries. Across all of these countries, the median female share of the workforce is 45.4%.