Reassessing Public Support for a Female President

  title={Reassessing Public Support for a Female President},
  author={Barry C. Burden and Yoshikuni Ono and Masahiro Yamada},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={1073 - 1078}
We re-deploy a list experiment conducted a decade ago to reassess the degree to which the American public opposes electing a woman as president. We find that opposition has been cut in half from approximately 26% to 13%. In addition, opposition is now concentrated in specific sociodemographic categories rather than being evenly distributed. Newly developed statistical methods that permit multivariate analysis of list experiment data reveal that resistance has all but disappeared among… 

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