Nearly Half of Men Believe the Pay Gap Is 'Made Up,' Survey Finds

Nearly Half of Men Believe the Pay Gap Is 'Made Up,' Survey Finds


According to an online poll of 8,566 American adults conducted in March, nearly half of men (46%) believe that the pay gap “is made up to serve a political purpose,” rather than being a “legitimate issue.” And about a quarter of men ages 18 to 34 (24%) say that media reports of men and women being paid unequally are “fake news,” one option provided in the poll. Overall, 62% of Americans believe that men make more money than women for similar types of work, with men and younger Americans most likely to incorrectly say that there is no gap in pay.


We're going to say it again: The gender pay gap is an economic issue.


One more time, and louder, for the people in the back: THE GENDER PAY GAP IS AN ECONOMIC ISSUE.


Closing the gender wage gap creates jobs.


Closing the gender wage gap creates tax revenue.


Closing the gender wage gap creates labor income.


Closing the gender wage gap is an economic development tool.

As long as we continue to pretend that the gender wage gap is a myth, women will continue to age into poverty. Families will continue to struggle with economic security. And Wyoming’s economy will suffer.

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