Large-scale, post-election survey shows what mattered to women voters in the 2018 midterms, and how their experiences with the economy will matter in 2019 and beyond. Top findings are available here from S&P Global, and explorable below via clickable toplines ...
- Health care is THE animating issue for women, dwarfing other top issues, including jobs and the economy, which is tops among men.
- The cost of housing is by far the top financial concern among both men and women (31 percent), though for nearly a quarter of all women, equal pay is the biggest concern (about 2x the rate as it is among men).
- Gender divide that was so evident in the midterms pops up when thinking about whom to trust going forward: women trust Democrats by an 11-point margin over Republicans when it comes to fighting for financial policies that benefit their families; men trust the GOP over the Dems by a similar margin.
- There’s a basic ideological divide at the core. While men divide almost evenly between wanting government to do more to solve big problems and thinking that it’s already doing too much, women are not so conflicted: 60 percent want gov’t to step up; 35 percent want it to pull back.
- A looming challenge for the GOP is among young women and women of color. Looking at which party women trust most on economic policy, the younger the woman, the more inclined to side with the Democrats, and 73 percent of millennial women are in favor of government doing more to solve problems.
- Much more below ...