57% Say United States One of Best Countries for Women; 11% Consider It One of the Worst

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters believe that the United States is one of the best countries for women to live in. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 11% believe it is one of the worst while 32% believe it is somewhere in between.

There is no significant gender gap on this question. Fifty-nine percent (59%) of men say the U.S. is one for the best countries in the world for women. Fifty-five percent (55%) of women share that view.

However, there is a wide partisan divide. Seventy-four percent (74%) of Republicans believe our country is one of the best for women. Most (54%) Independent voters agree along with 46% of Democrats (see crosstab results).

That partisan divide is also stark when we ask about various other groups in society. Survey respondents were asked about those living in poverty, African-Americans, the Middle Class, Hispanics, Gays and Lesbians, and those living with Chronic Health Conditions. For each group, a majority of Republicans consider the U.S. to be one of the best countries in the world

However, the number of Democrats considering the U.S. best for these groups ranged from 23% to 34%. For those Living in Poverty or with Chronic Health Conditions, more Democrats believe that the U.S. is one of the worst countries to live in. For African-Americans and Hispanics, Democrats are evenly divided as to whether America is one of the best or worst countries.

When it comes to the Middle Class, 34% of Democrats say the United States is one of the best places to live while 26% say one of the worst. For Gays and Lesbians, 32% say best and 25% say the U.S. is among the worst.

For each of the groups mentioned in the survey, Independent voters are more likely to to say that the U.S. is among the best country in the world rather than worst. The margins were smallest for those Living in Poverty or with Chronic Health Conditions.

Black voters were evenly divided as to whether the U.S. is among the best or worst places in the world for African-Americans to live.

Among Hispanic voters, 39% believe the U.S. is among the best place for Hispanics to live. Eighteen percent (18%) consider it among the worst.

Within the Democratic party, there is an interesting divide. White Democrats lean towards the believe that the U.S. is one of the best places for African-Americans to live.  Black and Hispanic Democrats offer a more negative assessment and lean to the belief that the U.S. is among the worst.

However, when it comes to Hispanics. white Democrats are evenly divided. But, in this case, Black and Hispanic Democrats are more positive.

Data released earlier shows that 54% of voters nationwide believe that American society is generally fair and decent. However, 46% take the opposite view and believe it is unfair and discriminatory. There is a wide partisan divide on that question. Eighty-four percent (84%) of Republicans see a generally fair society while 68% of Democrats see the opposite. Independent voters are evenly divided.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted May 4-5, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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