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A new Pew Research Center survey finds that majorities of Americans say men and women are basically different in the way they express their feelings, their physical abilities, their personal interests and their approach to parenting.
But there is no public consensus on the origins of these differences. While women who perceive differences generally attribute them to societal expectations, men tend to point to biological differences.
The public also sees vastly different pressure points for men and women as they navigate their roles in society. Far fewer say men face these types of pressures, and this is particularly the case when it comes to feeling pressure to be physically attractive: When asked in an open-ended question what traits society values most in men and women, the differences were also striking.
Far fewer cite these as examples of what society values most in women. The survey also finds a sense among the public that society places a higher premium on masculinity than it does on femininity.
There are key demographic and political fault lines that cut across some of these views. Just as Republicans and Democrats are divided in their views on gender equalitythey have divergent opinions about why men and women are different on various dimensions.
Attitudes on gender issues also often differ by education, race and generation. The nationally representative survey of 4, adults was conducted online Aug.
Americans are divided along gender and party lines over whether differences between men and women are rooted in biology or societal expectations Women and men who see gender differences in some key areas tend to have divergent views of the roles biology and society play in shaping these differences.
Most women who see gender differences in the way people express their feelings, excel at work and approach parenting say those differences are mostly based on societal expectations. Men who see differences in these areas tend to believe biology is the driver. Similarly, Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents are far more likely than Republicans and those who lean to the GOP to say gender differences are mostly based on societal expectations rather than on biological differences between men and women.
About two-thirds of Democrats who say men and women are basically different in how they express their feelings, their approach to parenting, and their hobbies and personal interests say these differences are rooted in societal expectations.
Among their Republican counterparts, about four-in-ten or fewer share those views. The public sees similarities between men and women in the workplace While majorities of Americans see gender differences across various realms, one area where they see more similarities is at work: Men and women express similar views on this.
Among Democrats, there is a clear sense that men and women are similar when it comes to the things they are good at in the workplace: Millennial men stand out from their older counterparts in three of these areas: As such, the generational gaps in views of how much pressure men face in these realms may reflect, at least in part, their age and their stage in life.
Race and educational attainment are linked to how people see their own masculinity or femininity Men and women give similar answers when asked to describe themselves in terms of their own masculinity or femininity.
Black men are more likely than white men to say they are very masculine, and the same pattern holds for women. The survey also finds a wide generational gap in the way women see their own femininity. Among men, Republicans are more likely than Democrats to say they are very manly or masculine: Views are more uniform across party lines when it comes to how women see themselves.
When it comes to raising children, more see advantages in exposing girls than boys to activities typically associated with the other gender Most adults are open to the idea of exposing young girls and boys to toys and activities that are typically associated with the opposite gender.
Women are more likely than men to say parents should encourage their children to engage in activities that are typically associated with the opposite gender, but the difference is more pronounced when it comes to views about raising boys. Americans differ over what should be emphasized in raising boys vs.
The biggest gap can be seen in encouraging children to talk about their feelings when they are sad or upset: Women are more likely than men to say there is too little emphasis on encouraging girls to be leaders: There is a party split on this issue as well.
Terminology All references to party affiliation include those who lean toward that party: Republicans include those who identify as Republicans and independents who say they lean toward the Republican Party, and Democrats include those who identify as Democrats and independents who say they lean toward the Democratic Party.
References to Millennials include adults who are ages 18 to 36 in Generation Xers include those who are ages 37 to 52, Baby Boomers include those who are 53 to 71 and members of the Silent Generation include those ages 72 to References to whites and blacks include only those who are non-Hispanic and identify as only one race.
Hispanics are of any race. For more details, see the Methodology section of the report.Sports, media and gender Biological differences characterise men and women when it comes to competitive sports; Sports, Media and Stereotypes - Women and Men in Sports and Media. Akureyri, Centre for Gender Equality.
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