Gender Gap in Voting

The gender gap in voting refers to the difference in the percentage of women and the percentage of men voting for a given candidate.

Fact Sheets

Gender Gap: Voting Choices In Presidential Elections
Lists percentages of women and men voting for presidential candidates 1980-2016. The gender gap in voting refers to the difference in the percentage of women and the percentage of men voting for a given candidate. A gender gap in voting for presidential candidates has been apparent in every election since 1980.

Gender Differences: Party Identification and Presidential Performance Ratings
Polling data from 1952-2020 on differences between men and women on party identification and presidential performance ratings, from Ronald Reagan through Barack Obama.

Gender Gap: Attitudes on Public Policy
Polling data from 2012 on differences between men and women on selected policy issues.