R. J. Reinhart of Gallup –
Nearly All Americans Think a Woman Could Be Their Country’s Leader in 10 Years
While women in the U.S. have yet to shatter the presidential glass ceiling, Americans almost universally think it is possible for the country to have a female leader within the next 10 years. Notably, 93% of U.S. adults said this when Gallup asked the question in February 2020, amid an election cycle in which a record seven women ran for president, with one of them going on to become the country’s first female vice president.
At that time, nearly all women — and men — saw a female leader as a possibility, with 92% of women and 94% of men saying this could happen within a decade. At least nine in 10 Americans in all major demographic groups saw this as a possibility.