While more Americans rate women ahead of men on matters of public office like working out compromise and keeping government honest, a large gender gap remains in favor of men on dealing with national security and defense issues; 54% rate men as better than women. Only 7% of the public rates women as better on national security issues and 36% rate the genders as equally well equipped to handle such matters in public office. Virtually identical proportions of men (55%) and women (53%) agree men are better to handle matters of national security and defense.

Source: Pew Research Center


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