Key takeaways on Americans’ views on gender equality a century after U.S. women gained the right to vote
Aug. 18 marks the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women in the United States the right to vote. As this milestone approaches, about half of Americans (49%) say granting women the right to vote has been the most important milestone in advancing the position of women in the country, according to a Pew Research Center study. And while many Americans say the last decade has seen progress in the fight for gender equality, a majority say the country still hasn’t gone far enough in giving women equal rights with men.
Here are some key takeaways from the report , which was based on a nationally representative survey of 3,143 U.S. adults conducted online from March 18-April 1, 2020. A majority (57%) of adults say the U.S. hasn’t gone far enough when it comes to giving women equal rights with men. Assessments of the country’s progress vary by gender and political party. Women (64%) are more likely than men (49%) to say that the country hasn’t made enough progress, and Democrats and those who lean to the Democratic Party are more than twice as likely as Republicans and Republican leaners to say the U.S. hasn’t […]
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