For the most part, Americans don’t think a woman president would do better or worse than a man when it comes to key leadership traits or the handling of various policy areas. At the same time, the public sees differences in the way men and women running for higher office are treated by the media.
Key trends and data on women in top U.S. political, business and higher education positions.
68% of U.S. adults who voted in the 2020 presidential election turned out to vote in the 2022 midterms. Former President Donald Trump’s voters turned out at a higher rate in 2022 (71%) than did President Joe Biden’s voters (67%).
Just 13 UN member countries are currently led by women; in 9 of those 13, the current leader is the country’s first woman head of government.
Women make up 28% of all members of the 118th Congress, a considerable increase from where things stood even a decade ago.
Most say that, compared with five years ago, those who commit sexual harassment or assault at work are more likely to be held responsible and those who report it are more likely to be believed.
Kamala Harris embodies trends that have been unfolding over recent decades. As a result, many Americans can see themselves in her story.
More Americans also say evangelical Christians, business corporations and the military will lose than gain influence in Washington.
Women make up just over a quarter of all members of the 117th Congress – the highest percentage in U.S. history.
At least 20 nations preceded the U.S. in granting women the right to vote, according to an analysis of measures in 198 countries and territories.