Apart from its political makeup, the new Congress differs from prior ones in other ways, including its demographics.
In Vice President Kamala Harris, we can see how America has changed
Kamala Harris embodies trends that have been unfolding over recent decades. As a result, many Americans can see themselves in her story.
Public Sees Black People, Women, Gays and Lesbians Gaining Influence in Biden Era
More Americans also say evangelical Christians, business corporations and the military will lose than gain influence in Washington.
A record number of women are serving in the 117th Congress
Women make up just over a quarter of all members of the 117th Congress – the highest percentage in U.S. history.
Key facts about women’s suffrage around the world, a century after U.S. ratified 19th Amendment
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.
Voters’ Attitudes About Race and Gender Are Even More Divided Than in 2016
Across a range of political values – around race, gender and family, immigration and religion – there are stark contrasts between voters who support Donald Trump and those planning to vote for Joe Biden in November.
Men and women in the U.S. continue to differ in voter turnout rate, party identification
In every U.S. presidential election dating back to 1984, women reported having turned out to vote at slightly higher rates than men.
Key takeaways on Americans’ views on gender equality a century after U.S. women gained the right to vote
A majority of Americans say the country still hasn’t gone far enough in giving women equal rights with men.
Activism on gender equality differs widely by education among Democratic women
54% of U.S. adults have expressed their opinion about gender or gender equality in conversations with family and friends.
61% of U.S. women say ‘feminist’ describes them well; many see feminism as empowering, polarizing
A century after the 19th Amendment was passed, Americans differ over how well the term “feminism” describes them and how they see the movement.
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