Gender gaps in sociopolitical attitudes: a social psychological analysis.

  title={Gender gaps in sociopolitical attitudes: a social psychological analysis.},
  author={Alice H. Eagly and Amanda B. Diekman and Mary C. Johannesen-Schmidt and Anne M. Koenig},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={87 6},
This research examined the proposition that differential role occupancy by women and men fosters gender gaps in sociopolitical attitudes. Analyses of the General Social Survey (J. A. Davis & T. W. Smith, 1998) and a community sample showed that women, more than men, endorsed policies that are socially compassionate, traditionally moral, and supportive of equal rights for women and for gays and lesbians. To clarify the sources of these gaps, the research examined (a) similarities between gender… 

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