SHRIVER REPORT SNAPSHOT:

Insight into the 21st Century Man

TODAY’S MEN ARE MUCH MORE LIKELY TO VALUE PERSONAL SUCCESS AND “BEING PRESENT” FOR FAMILY OVER FINANCIAL OR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

The 21st Century Man is not who you think he is. More important than financial or professional achievement, Today’s Man defines the American Dream as having personal success with his family (60%). Today’s man defines strength as having character and integrity (46%) above physical and financial dominance. Today’s man is very comfortable with having a partner working outside the home (63%), and roughly half are very comfortable answering to a female boss (49%) and being outlearned by his partner or spouse (51%). Yet, less than half of men today feel “very comfortable” having a female President of the United States (45%). The 21st Century Man says he knows who he is not but admits he is still evolving to define who he is.

“These findings are absolutely fascinating. They tell us that ‘The 21st Century Man’ is multifaceted and evolving. In my experience, policy is built on found facts and it takes information to have an informed conversation,” said Maria Shriver, founder and Chief Visionary Officer of A Woman’s Nation. “As the mother of four – two boys and two girls – and the sister to four brothers, I am deeply invested in the well-being of men. A Woman’s Nation believes that no gender succeeds at the expense of others. We believe in a gender-respectful society and that requires the engagement, education and empowerment of all individuals. It is our hope that these new facts and this continued work of The Shriver Report Project will ignite open dialogue between men and women — over dinner tables and across boardrooms.”

The Shriver Report Snapshot: An Insight Into the 21st Century Man, a groundbreaking new survey from A Woman’s Nation™ with the support of The California Endowment and conducted by Hart Research Associates, launches an overdue analysis of the American man today revealing stereotype-cracking discoveries.

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“As the mother of four – two boys and two girls – and the sister to four brothers, I am deeply invested in the well-being of men. A Woman’s Nation believes that no gender succeeds at the expense of others. We believe in a gender-respectful society and that requires the engagement, education and empowerment of all individuals.’

Maria Shriver

founder of Shriver Media and creator of the Shriver Report Project