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Women & Politics Institute

Photo illustration of the Capitol Building with text: 84% of Congress are male.


Women have made great progress in government and politics over the course of the last 30 years. But some alarming statistics show how far we still have to go.

33 %

Men are 33 percent more likely than women to think of themselves as potential political candidates.


The U.S. global ranking in terms of representation of women in its national legislature.

66 %

Men are nearly two thirds more likely than women to self assess as qualified to run for public office.