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2 in 3 say women have not achieved equity in politics, workplace: Gallup

2 in 3 say women have not achieved equity in politics, workplace: Gallup

More than two-thirds of Americans do not believe the U.S. has achieved gender equality in the workplace, according to new polling from Gallup.

The survey found 69 percent of U.S. adults do not believe the U.S. has achieved equality for women in the workplace, while 66 percent said the country has not reached equality in politics.

Women are less likely to believe equality had been achieved, according to the poll. Seventy-nine percent said workplace equity has not been achieved, while 75 percent of women said equity in politics have not been achieved.

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Majorities of men also believe the U.S. falls short of gender equality, but by smaller margins than among women. Fifty-eight percent of men said the U.S. has not achieved workplace gender equality, while 57 percent said it has not reached political gender equality.

Among self-identified Republicans, majorities of men and women believe women have achieved equality in both areas, but women are still less likely to say so than men. Fifty-six percent of Republican women and 75 percent of Republican men believe men and women have workplace equality, while 63 percent of Republican women and 82 percent of Republican men believe men and women enjoy equality in politics.

More than 90 percent of both Democratic women and Democratic men believe women have not secured equality in either category, according to Gallup.

Only a small minority of U.S. adults believe either gap will vanish by the end of the decade, with 13 percent saying it will be bridged for the workplace and 12 percent for politics. Twenty percent believe it will take 10 to 19 years to achieve equality in the workplace, while 16 percent said the same for politics.

Gallup surveyed a random sample of 3,745 adults between July 13-19. It has a 3-point margin of error for individual samples.