Only 26% of Political Donations From Women

Figure has actually dipped in recent years: Survey

By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 25, 2012 5:21 PM CDT

(Newser) – Less than a third of political donations come from women, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed the money given to candidates, political action committees, and party committees in 2010 and discovered that only 26% of federal contributions came from female donors, a dip from 31% in 2008, and 27% in 2006, reports the Daily Caller.

“Women are far more motivated to want to see changes in their neighborhood and city on a social level than men are, but they have not yet made that connection [with politics],” says the president of the group She Should Run, which co-released the study. “In fact, women, far more than men, see the hard, sausage-making dimension of politics as something they are not willing to be engaged in. They find it distasteful.”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference on April 24.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference on April 24.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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