This coverage is from the Business Record’s annual survey on women’s and gender issues as part of our Fearless initiative. While nonscientific, we believe the results of this questionnaire illustrate current opinions about Iowa women’s equity in and outside of work. Read previous coverage here.

We asked those taking our gender issues survey a variety of questions about women’s equity.

We asked: In the past five years, do you feel women have made significant progress in obtaining a better balance of gender parity in politics?

Overall, respondents were split 50-50 between “yes” and “no.” However, among respondents who identified as women or nonbinary, only 43% said they felt women have made significant progress toward gender parity in politics, compared to 79% of the respondents who identified as men.