Women in Washington Are Better Off Than In Most States

A study analyzed 12 metrics, including economic freedom and educational achievement
Posted: Jun, 11 2019
 
 
  • A study analyzed 12 metrics, including economic freedom and educational achievement

Washington state ranks a lofty No. 6 in the country for women’s rights, according to a study by Security.org.

The state ranked particularly high for its percentage of women in Congress (No. 4), its average turnout among eligible female voters (No. 8) and life expectancy (No. 10).

Security.org, a San Diego-based research analytics firm, examined a dozen metrics, including income levels, educational achievement, reproductive rights, business ownership and employment.

Washington, D.C., ranked No. 1, followed by Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon and Iowa. The bottom three were Louisiana, Arkansas and Utah.

“While some states certainly performed better than others, the truth is that no state stood out as being the far-and-away leader in women’s rights and every state has ample room for improvement,” the report noted.

Security.org released the rankings ahead of the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote

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