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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

What America Thinks: Man Smart, Woman Smarter?

When it comes to women’s issues, men and women unsurprisingly hold quite different views. But how much do they really disagree? We decided to find out what America thinks.

On the most recent issue of whether to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood, women are more likely than men to want to keep that funding going. While 40% of male voters favor defunding Planned Parenthood, 56% of female voters disagree.

Women are just slightly more likely to be pro-choice than men are, however, and their thoughts on the morality of abortion are pretty similar.

When it comes to a woman’s role in the world today, though, women are more likely than men to say being a mother is the most important job for a woman to fill. Still, by comparison, even more men and women think being a father is a man’s most important role.

When asked about the so-called “war on women,” two-thirds of men see it as a political tactic, but only half of women agree.

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of women think women are smarter than men, but just 21% of men share that view. Women are twice as likely as men, though, to think it is better in today's society to be a man.

For Rasmussen Reports, I’m Alex Boyer. Remember, if it’s in the news, it’s in our polls.