The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Equal Role for Women 1972-2008

  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Equal Role 1 31
(832)
33
(809)
30
(726)
38
(875)
33
(458)
37
(513)
32
(727)
** 41
(829)
42
(407)
51
(1264)
42
(739)
48
(821)
53
(671)
55
(543)
** 57
(690)
64
(742)
2 9
(236)
9
(233)
12
(277)
10
(238)
16
(217)
12
(173)
12
(271)
** 15
(296)
12
(114)
14
(335)
15
(269)
18
(311)
14
(179)
15
(143)
** 14
(170)
15
(173)
3 7
(176)
8
(206)
8
(198)
8
(179)
10
(137)
9
(124)
9
(209)
** 9
(186)
8
(76)
7
(171)
8
(145)
8
(140)
7
(94)
7
(66)
** 7
(89)
5
(59)
4 19
(520)
18
(445)
18
(427)
16
(373)
16
(224)
17
(237)
21
(477)
** 16
(314)
16
(155)
13
(329)
15
(271)
11
(192)
12
(157)
11
(103)
** 9
(111)
8
(93)
5 6
(161)
7
(179)
7
(179)
7
(153)
7
(98)
6
(90)
7
(160)
** 5
(94)
6
(59)
5
(112)
6
(98)
4
(68)
3
(44)
4
(39)
** 4
(45)
3
(35)
6 4
(118)
5
(125)
5
(111)
5
(113)
6
(85)
4
(62)
3
(65)
** 4
(76)
4
(37)
3
(65)
3
(60)
3
(52)
2
(23)
2
(24)
** 2
(20)
2
(19)
Women's Place in Home 7 19
(501)
14
(338)
11
(251)
10
(224)
6
(89)
7
(103)
5
(116)
** 6
(113)
5
(53)
4
(90)
4
(63)
3
(59)
3
(41)
3
(33)
** 2
(29)
2
(21)
DK, Haven't Thought 5
(141)
6
(145)
9
(218)
6
(131)
6
(90)
7
(100)
10
(214)
** 6
(115)
7
(70)
4
(111)
7
(126)
4
(71)
5
(69)
3
(28)
** 5
(59)
2
(26)
N 2685 2480 2387 2286 1398 1402 2239 0 2023 971 2477 1771 1714 1278 979 0 1213 1168

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 4C.1.

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Question Text:

"Some people feel that women should have an equal role with men in running business, industry and government. Others feel that women's place is in the home. Where would you place yourself on this scale or haven't you thought much about this?" (7-POINT SCALE SHOWN TO R)

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Equal Role (1,2,3)
Women's Place in Home (5,6,7)

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