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Faculty Sponsor Name

Rebecca LeFebvre

Abstract (300 words maximum)

The purpose of this study is to examine the factors that cause gender inequality among men and women within democracies or the political world. During the creation of democracy and the earlier years in the United States women had little to no rights and no representation within positions of the government. When it comes to the subjective validity of democratic institutions, people' opinions are crucial, hence it's crucial to look into how participatory disparities influence these attitudes. Citizens regard participatory disparities to be relevant in general, but only gender differences have an impact on subjective legitimacy and utility. I will use surveys to explore attitudes of adults in the U.S. to answer my research question on what influences Americans attitudes toward gender inequality. For the survey, I will use the World Values Survey database for the U.S. which is taken from a random-sampling of adults surveyed in the year 2017. In particular I will use statistical analysis to investigate how people's views of women vs. men in the political arena impact their overall opinions on the importance of gender equality in this country.

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Project Type

Poster

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Gender Equality and its Relationship with Democracy

The purpose of this study is to examine the factors that cause gender inequality among men and women within democracies or the political world. During the creation of democracy and the earlier years in the United States women had little to no rights and no representation within positions of the government. When it comes to the subjective validity of democratic institutions, people' opinions are crucial, hence it's crucial to look into how participatory disparities influence these attitudes. Citizens regard participatory disparities to be relevant in general, but only gender differences have an impact on subjective legitimacy and utility. I will use surveys to explore attitudes of adults in the U.S. to answer my research question on what influences Americans attitudes toward gender inequality. For the survey, I will use the World Values Survey database for the U.S. which is taken from a random-sampling of adults surveyed in the year 2017. In particular I will use statistical analysis to investigate how people's views of women vs. men in the political arena impact their overall opinions on the importance of gender equality in this country.

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