Interesting Fact # 1171 - Work in America

According to a poll in Time magazine, women now make up nearly half of the US workforce.

(40 years ago this was only a third, but the vast majority of Americans think it's a good thing. 80 percent of women said they thought it was positive and 76 percent of men said the same. But, 57 percent of men and 51 percent of women still believe it is better for a family if the father works and the mother stays at home to look after the children. So things haven't changed that much.)