While more Americans rate women ahead of men on matters of public office like working out compromise and keeping government honest, a large gender gap remains in favor of men on dealing with national security and defense issues; 54% rate men as better than women. Only 7% of the public rates women as better on national security issues and 36% rate the genders as equally well equipped to handle such matters in public office. Virtually identical proportions of men (55%) and women (53%) agree men are better handle matters of national security and defense. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.