Key takeaways on Americans’ views of and experiences with family and medical leave
Many Americans support paid family and medical leave, and most supporters say employers should cover the costs.
Despite gains, women remain underrepresented among U.S. political and business leaders
One hundred years after Jeannette Rankin became the first female member of the U.S. Congress, women remain underrepresented in political and business leadership.
The Data on Women Leaders
Most Americans find women indistinguishable from men on key leadership traits, yet women still make up a small share of top leadership jobs. Explore the share of women in top U.S. political and business roles over time with these interactive charts.
Number of women leaders around the world has grown, but they’re still a small group
The list of female world leaders is still relatively short despite years of progress. Even when women have made it to power, they’ve rarely led for a long time.
In many countries, at least four-in-ten in the labor force are women
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%.
Public divided over Keystone XL, Dakota pipelines; Democrats turn decisively against Keystone
Public support for the Keystone XL pipeline has fallen since 2014, largely because of a sharp decline among Democrats.
Women may never make up half of the U.S. workforce
New projections indicate that the female share of the labor force will peak at 47.1% in 2025 and then taper off to 46.3% by 2060.
Many around the world say women's equality is very important
Majorities in all but one country said it is important that women have the same rights as men in their society, a 2015 survey of 38 nations found.
U.S. still has a ways to go in meeting Obama’s goal of producing more college grads
As Obama’s time in office nears its end, the U.S. remains short of his goal to produce more college graduates by 2020.
Female police officers’ on-the-job experiences diverge from those of male officers
Female police officers sometimes differ sharply from male officers in their views of policing and their experiences.
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