Wide Partisan Gaps in U.S. Over How Far the Country Has Come on Gender Equality

Overview

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that Democrats are largely dissatisfied with the nation's progress on this issue - 69% say the country hasn't gone far enough when it comes to giving women equal rights with men. Among Republicans, more than half (54%) say things are about right, while only 26% say the country has more work to do.

Democrats are also much more likely than Republicans to say that men have easier lives than women these days: 49% of Democrats say this compared with 19% of Republicans. A majority of Republicans (68%) say neither men nor women have it easier today (compared with 45% of Democrats). Those who see an advantage for men often say these inequalities are rooted in the workplace.