“Do most Americans support Equal Rights in our Constitution?”
97% of Americans say it is somewhat or very important for women to have equal rights with men in this country. (source, Pew Research Center)
80% of Americans mistakenly believe the U.S. Constitution already guarantees gender equality. (source, ERA Coalition)
78% of Americans specifically favor adding the 28th Amendment (Equal Rights) to the Constitution. Among Republicans and Republican leaners 66% agree with the addition and among Democrats and Democratic leaners there is 88% agreement. (source, Pew Research Center)
Historically, the 28th Amendment (Equal Rights) has always been bipartisan, just as it is today.
In 1940, the Republican Party was the first major party to endorse the amendment on its platform. The Democratic Party soon followed.
In 1972 the 28th Amendment passed with an overwhelming bipartisan majority. 354Y-24N in the House of Representatives 84Y-8N in the Senate.
During the recent (2017-2020) ratifications in Nevada, Illinois, and Virginia, there was strong bipartisan support and leadership of the state ratifications.
Both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate deadline elimination resolutions have Democratic sponsors with Republican lead co-sponsors. (sourceWashington Post)