10 Things to Know about Women’s Representation

10 Things to Know about Women’s Representation in the United StatesThe body of research regarding women’s political representation is presented almost exclusively in academic spheres with difficult jargon and challenging to interpret methodologies. This fact sheet shares ten pieces of research around women’s political representation and explains the current and desired state of women’s representation.

Some of the topics covered highlight the fact that:

  • women are far less likely to be recruited to run for office than men
  • most Americans like the idea of women in office
  • not all women are supported equally when running for office
  • as a group, women are more civically engaged than men

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