A majority of Americans (61%) favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, while about half as many (31%) oppose same-sex marriage. Republicans and Democrats remain deeply divided over legal marriage for gays and lesbians – though support has increased significantly in both parties over the past 15 years.
Roughly half of Americans say it’s better for a woman who wants to reach high political office to have children before entering politics. Views are different when it comes to leadership positions in the business world.
American motherhood has changed in many ways since Mother’s Day was first celebrated more than 100 years ago.
Over half of women and men who were eligible to vote cast ballots in 2018. Compared with 2014, turnout increased by double digits among both genders.
The U.S. is one of 23 countries where the military draft is authorized but not currently implemented. An additional 60 have some form of an active conscription program.
People see diversity and gender equality increasing in their countries but say family ties have weakened. Views on the importance of religion vary widely.
Gender differences in the U.S. about the size and scope of government have been evident for more than a decade, but they have widened in recent years.
No world region has reached gender parity in the share of legislative seats held by women. Only three nations individually have reached or surpassed parity.
The church is one of the few major mainline Protestant denominations in the country that currently does not sanction same-sex marriage.
Teens are spending their time differently than they did a decade ago, but gender differences remain in time spent on leisure, grooming, homework, housework and errands.