About 8 in 10 women in opposite-sex marriages say they took their husband’s last name. On the flip side, 5% of U.S. men, married to women say they took their wife’s last name.
Most U.S. women who are married to men (79%) say they took their husband’s last name after marriage, while 14% kept their own last name.
Women who are younger than 50, who are Democrats or who have a postgraduate degree are among the most likely to report keeping their own name.
[PEW Research Center 9/9/23]
Most women and Democrats say there are too few women in high political offices in the U.S. today.
|Too many women||Too few women||About the right number of women|
About 1 in 5 Democrats who say there are too few women in high elected offices would prefer more women than men in these positions.
|Equal number of women and men||More women than men||More women than now but not as many as men|
|All who say there are too few women||77||13||9|
About half of U.S. adults think there will eventually be as many women as men in high political offices.
|Men will continue to hold more high political offices in the future||It is only a matter of time before there are as many women in office as men|
Two women are vying for president of Mexico assuring that Mexico will have its first female head ever. [NYT 9/17/23]
58% overall say women have to do more to prove themselves. This includes 71% of women but just 43% of men.
50% overall say women in business face gender discrimination. 59% of women agree as do 39% of men.
76% of Democrats say there are too few women in top business positions. Only 33% of Republicans share that view.
The share of women CEOs in Fortune 500 companies has risen from 4.8% in 2018 to a record 10.6%. The share of women Fortune 500 board members grew from 22.5% in 2018 to 30.4% in 2022. [Axios PM 9/27/2023]