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Why women don’t run

Students who said they might want to run for political office someday

BY SPORTS PARTICIPATION AND GENDER

Play varsity or

junior varsity

sports

Do not play varsity

or junior varsity

sports

Note: Data are based on college men and women who report that running for office had at least “crossed their mind.” The gender gap is statistically significant at p

Source: Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox, “Girls Just Wanna Not Run,” March 2013, Women and Politics Institute at American University

Does play

varsity or junior

varsity sports

Do not play

varsity or junior varsity sports

Note: Data are based on college men and women who report that running for office had at least “crossed their mind.” The gender gap is statistically significant at p

Source: Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox, “Girls Just Wanna Not Run,” March 2013, Women and Politics Institute at American University

Students who reported being encouraged to run for student government and for political office later in life

By influencer and student gender

Urged to run for elected office later in life…

By at least

one parent

By friends

By teacher

By grandparent

Suggested by

three or more

sources

Note: Reponses are based on college students who are reflecting on their experiences in high school and college. The gender gap is statistically significant at p

Source: Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox, “Girls Just Wanna Not Run,” March 2013 report, Women and Politics Institute at American University

Urged to run for elected office later in life……

By at least one parent

By friends

By teacher

By grandparent

Received suggestion

from 3+ sources

Note: Reponses are based on college students who are reflecting on their experiences in high school and college. The gender gap is statistically significant at p

Source: Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox, “Girls Just Wanna Not Run,” March 2013 report, Women and Politics Institute at American University

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