Published On: Fri, Sep 2nd, 2016

75% Americans consider women still face prejudice



Still three-fourths of Americans consider that prejudice in opposition to women persists to be an issue today, even when the country has observed the historic nomination of Hillary Clinton as the initial woman candidate for the US Presidential application.

Though, an equivalent amount of Americans as well states that prejudice for numerous women has lessened in the past 25 years, discloses a national poll organized by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

The survey exposed that whereas 75 percent discover men and women are similarly good at being political leaders, 53 percent consider women have lesser chances in politics than men.

Therefore, American citizens are separated on whether Clinton’s gender is a benefit, an obstruction or neither for her election prospects this fall.

Men are much tending to state that her gender is an advantage to her campaign, whereas women are much probable to state it is an obstruction, the researchers added.

Trevor Tompson, who is the Director of the AP-NORC Center — a US-based social science research organization, further stated that “The impact of the country’s first female nominee is perceived differently across the electorate including how Hillary Clinton’s gender will impact her chances of being elected and what the long-term effects will be on gender discrimination,”

Seven in 10 exposed that the chronicle nature of Clinton’s candidacy has no bearing on their own vote option this year.

Whereas almost 20 percent told that the chance to elect the first woman President creates them much inclined to vote for Clinton in November, almost 10 percent told that it creates them less probable to vote for her.

Additionally, 49 percent of Americans believe it would assist the economy if the upper management of companies were made up of equivalent figures of men and women.

Six in 10 do not anticipate a Clinton Administration to have any upshot on the level of prejudice in opposition to women, whereas quarters expect a decrease in the quantity of prejudice women would face if Clinton is elected.

Whereas 48 percent consider it would make no disparity, only two percent state it would be dreadful for the economy.

Though, in actuality, only four percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women and the place of work is perceived as a bumpy playing field for women, the researchers of the study told.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.