It's official. American's think there's economic fairness for women? WTF?
OK, problem solved. No more glass ceiling. Honestly, I'm relieved.
More Americans See Economic Fairness for Women
Thursday, March 09, 2023
An increasing number of Americans believe the U.S. economy is fair to women, and most see careers and family life as equally important for women.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of American Adults believe the economy is at least somewhat fair to women – up from 46% in January 2022. Thirty-eight percent (38%) now think the economy isn’t fair to women, while 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Interestingly, fewer Americans believe in the general fairness of the economy, compared to how fair they think it is for women. Forty-five percent (45%) say that, generally speaking, the U.S. economy today is at least somewhat fair, including 18% who believe the economy is Very Fair. Forty-eight percent (48%) don’t think the economy is generally fair, including 24% who say it’s Not At All Fair.
Thirteen percent (13%) believe having a successful career is more important to most women, while 21% think having a happy marriage and children is more important. Fifty-nine percent (59%) say both career and family are about equally important to most women.
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The survey of 1,041 American Adults was conducted on March 1-2 and 5, 2023 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Significantly more men (16%) than women (9%) believe having a successful career is more important to most women. Slightly more women (22%) than men (20%) think a happy marriage and children is more important for most women. While 50% of men say the economy is at least somewhat fair to women, only 39% of women agree.
Perhaps because President Joe Biden is in the White House, Democrats are now more likely to view America’s economy as fair, both generally and in particular toward women. Sixty-one percent (61%) of Democrats believe that, generally speaking, the U.S. economy today is at least somewhat fair, compared to 34% of Republicans and 36% of those not affiliated with either major party. Similarly, 62% of Democrats, 52% of Republicans and 43% of the unaffiliated think the economy is at least somewhat fair to women. Twenty-seven percent (27%) of Republicans say a happy marriage and children is more important for most women, compared to 18% of Democrats and 19% of the unaffiliated.
Whites (20%) are more likely than blacks (15%) or other minorities (13%) to view the U.S. economy as Very Fair. Whites (55%) are also more likely than blacks (43%) or other minorities (49%) to believe the economy is at least somewhat fair to women.
Adults under 40 are more likely to think the U.S. economy is fair, both generally and in particular toward women. Men under 40 are significantly more likely than women in their age group to believe the economy is fair. Women 40 and older are most likely to say a happy marriage and children is more important for most women, while men under 40 are most likely to think a successful career is more important to women.
Government employees (38%) are far more likely than private sector workers (11%) or retirees (9%) to say a successful career is more important to women.
Apparently, it’s easier to believe in economic fairness if you’ve got a lot of money. Seventy-four percent (74%) of adults with annual incomes over $200,000 say the U.S. economy is at least somewhat fair, generally speaking. That figure drops below 40% for those earning less than $50,000 a year.
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