Women in Election 2022: Marking Midterm Progress

by Kelly Dittmar, Ph.D.

Women made gains in representation as a result of the 2022 election, but these gains were more modest and less unbalanced across party lines than in the elections of 2018 and 2020. This report analyzes women’s electoral success in 2022, focusing on the numbers, and puts it into historical context—with special attention to how 2022 compared to the historic elections that preceded it.