Men are feeling more confident about the country right now than women

Pew surveyed about 1,500 Americans in April, asking about their confidence in the future of the U.S.
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More women than men are unsure about the direction of the country right now.

About 29 percent of women surveyed by Pew Reserach in April said they had "quite a lot" of confidence in where the U.S. is going – that's down from about 43 percent in 2015.

Men, however, have actually gotten more confident in that time: 53 percent told Pew this April they had quite a lot of confidence, up from 47 percent in 2015.

Overall, the percentage of people confident has sloped downward from 45 percent to 41 percent.

Being a Republican or Democrat makes a difference

Pew Research has a lengthier write-up about its findings here, so check that out for more details.

But one of the interesting results was the Democrat/Republican breakdown with the confidence question – though it's not necessarily surprising, given the change from a Democratic president to a Republican one.

For men who are Republicans, their confidence compared to 2015 has skyrocketed, from 43 percent to 72 percent.

Republican women are also more confident now than two years ago, but there was only a slight rise: 36 percent to 44 percent.

Democrats, on the other hand, have plummeted. Men registered 52 percent confidence in 2015, and that's fallen to 38 percent no.

Democratic women went even further, dropping from 48 percent with quite a lot of confidence in 2015, to just 20 percent now.

CNN exit polls had Hillary Clinton winning the female vote with about 54 percent support, compared to President Donald Trump's 41 percent. Trump meanwhile secured about 52 percent of men, to Clinton's 41 percent.

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