In 7 states, fewer than 20% of state legislators are women. We measure women's inclusion in the economic, social, and political spheres of American life. The US Index tracks women's college completion, representation in state legislatures, their employment and whether they earn a living wage.
In 17 States, fewer than half of women feel safe walking alone at night within a mile of their neighborhood. We measure women's safety and freedom from violence at the household, community, and societal levels. The US Index captures intimate partner violence, health care affordability, women's safety walking alone at night, and gun-related deaths.