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Recent Study Shows Most Men Think Sexism Is Not an Issue

Recent Study Shows Most Men Think Sexism Is Not an Issue

Believe it or not, a recent study conducted by PEW Research Center shows that a majority of men actually think that sexism is no longer an issue — they seem to have forgotten the endless proof in recent Olympic coverage, and the very real wage gap present in our society.

But, according to this seemingly obvious gender pay divide, "female full-time workers made only 79 cents for every dollar earned by men [in 2015], a gender wage gap of 21 percent."

Though despite the hard facts, men still do not think women face significant obstacles in the workplace... or in life for that matter. The survey results actually show that of the 4,602 adults asked, 53 percent believe it is harder for women to get ahead than men.

While just over half of those surveyed believe this, the men of the group did not help this number. Rather, they helped the percentage believing that women no longer face significant obstacles which make it harder for them to get ahead.

In other words, 56 percent of men and 34 percent of women do not believe sexism is still an issue. So, there is still clearly a gender, partisan divide on the topic.

Gender, partisan divides on obstacles for women in society today

What do you think?

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