New polling is now reportedly showing that young women are more likely than at any previous time in the last two decades to identify as liberal, while young males have begun to shift in the opposite direction, resulting in the greatest political gender disparity in almost 25 years.
According to Gallup survey data, around 44% of women aged 18-29 classified themselves as liberal in 2021, compared to only 25% of males.
These figures demonstrate a significant increase for women over the previous four years. In 2018, for instance, just 35% of women identified as liberal.
According to the statistics, young men have stayed relatively stable in recent years, with a significant fall in the proportion of men who classified themselves as liberal between the years 2016 to 2019.
However, in 2020, almost 27% identified as liberal-leaning, before decreasing back to 25% in 2021.
According to the research, the 19-point disparity between men and women who identify as liberal is the greatest polling discrepancy the study has observed since it began tracking the topic in 1998.
Political liberalism among young women has skyrocketed in recent decades, rising from 29% in the late 1990s to over 40% by the beginning of 2017.
According to some experts this summer’s Supreme Court decision striking down Roe vs Wade may potentially add fuel to the trend as women are more likely to consider abortion to be a top concern.
A full 61 percent of young women consider it to be a top concern compared to just 36 percent of the general population according to a survey conducted by the Survey Center on American Life.
Whether or not these polling trends will actually manifest themselves in the voting booth remains to be seen however.
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