A new Gallup survey found that a record number of Americans say they are dissatisfied with the position of women in U.S. society.
37 percent of the respondents say they are “very or somewhat” dissatisfied with the position of women in the country. The Gallup data reveal that it is the highest rate on record since 2001.
The number of those dissatisfied with the position of women in the nation is highest among, well, women themselves. Nearly half of women at 46 percent responded that they were dissatisfied with their position in society. Such figure translates to a 30 percent increase compared to that of 2008. Interestingly, the Gallup survey reports that the dissatisfaction is also up even among men, but “at significantly lower levels” than among women.
The exact reason for the dissatisfaction was not established. Gallup analyst R.J. Reinhart and Julie Ray note, however, that “the year 2017 turned a sharper focus on women in U.S. society.”
The survey is part of Gallup’s polling on the state of the nation. It was done by telephone interviews from January 2-7 with 1,024 adults living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.