The next Supreme Justices will be mostly men, according to a new poll that finds that 52% of Americans view the Court as mostly male.
The survey by the Pew Research Center found that while women’s views of the Court have improved since 2016, the gender gap in opinions about the Court has grown.
Forty-two percent of respondents said they think the Court is mostly male, compared to 29% in 2016.
The percentage of people who think the court is mostly female rose from 17% in 2017 to 22% in 2018.
In 2016, more than half of Americans thought the Court was mostly female, but that number dropped to 39% in 2020.
The number of people identifying as a feminist rose to 37%, while fewer people identified as a conservative, Republican or libertarian.
But that doesn’t mean women are any less enthusiastic about the future of the court, as 46% of men said they’d be “very” or “somewhat” enthusiastic about voting for a female justice.
Just 36% of women said they would be “not too” or not at all enthusiastic about that.
The gender gap is similar to what we saw during President Trump’s first three months in office.
In November, 57% of people said the Supreme Court was more likely to side with the liberal agenda while just 26% said it was more inclined to favor the conservative agenda.
In December, 58% of voters said the Court would be more likely in the future to side more with the progressive agenda while 28% said they were less likely.
But in the first month of the Trump administration, the gap between the two camps widened, with 41% of respondents saying they were more likely toward the progressive side and 36% saying they weren’t that far.
The poll was conducted from Dec. 15 to 18 among 1,019 adults nationwide, including 714 registered voters.
The margin of error for the full sample is 3.5 percentage points.