The data behind the debate. Our experts can explain the gender metrics when it comes to talking about abortion and other hot topics.

The data behind the debate. Our experts can explain the gender metrics when it comes to talking about abortion and other hot topics. The data behind the debate. Our experts can explain the gender metrics when it comes to talking about abortion and other hot topics.

May 22, 20191 min read
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Polling is always a big part of any political campaign, debate or election strategy. And as pollsters and market researchers dig down, one thing that’s being revealed is that the often-promoted divide among women and men might not be as dramatic as some think. In fact, when it comes to some key issues, it is usually a lot more about being blue or red than male or female.


Just recently, a Vox article revealed that women and men were usually more aligned on topics like abortion not just in America, but also in most parts of the western world.


Where they differed was often on matters of the size of government and the military.


It’s an interesting finding and one that will certainly play a factor as the race toward 2020 shifts into high gear.


Augusta University’s Mary-Kate Lizotte is an expert in public opinion and the origins and implications of gender differences or "gender gaps” and was contacted by Vox to contribute to that article. If you are covering topics about gender and how it may play an influential role in the upcoming elections and would like to speak with Dr. Lizotte, simply click on her icon to arrange an interview.




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    Mary-Kate Lizotte Associate Professor of Political Science

    Dr. Mary-Kate Lizotte is an expert in public opinion and the origins and implications of gender differences or "gender gaps."

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