United States of America - House of Representatives

House of Representatives: gender balance over time

This chart shows how the effects of the party with the best effect on representation and the party with the worst effect on representation have varied over time.

Where there is a larger gap between the Red and Blue lines, this represents where a single party is substantially lowering the gender ratio - and representation improves when this party is remove.

Where there is a larger gap between the Red and Orange lines, this represents where a single party is substantially raising the gender ratio - and representation decreases when this party is removed.


Current Relative Position

% of Women

Relative to the most recent result for lower house legislatures covered, the House of Representatives is in position 35 out of 80, putting it in the top 50%. See in context.

Without Best Contributor (Democrat)

Removing the best contributor (Democrat), the House of Representatives would be in position 77 out of 80, putting it in the bottom 20%.

Without Worst Contributor (Republican)

Removing the worst contributor (Republican), the House of Representatives would be in position 12 out of 80, putting it in the top 20%.

All Parties Match Best Contributor (Democrat)

If all parties (that aren't already better) match the rate of the best contributor (Democrat), the House of Representatives would be in position 12 out of 80, putting it in the top 20%.

Inter-Party Effect

Relative to the most recent result for lower house legislatures covered, the House of Representatives is in position 1 out of 80, putting it in the top 10%. A higher number means the overall proportion of women present is more driven by differences between the parties than if the value was lower. See in context.


Legislative Periods

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