The political self-characterization of US physicians, especially including women physicians, has been poorly described.
We used data from the 4,501 respondents to the Women Physicians'Health Study (WPHS), a stratified random sample of US women M.D. s surveyed in 1993-1994, to assess US women physicians'political characteristics.
US women physicians were most likely to consider themselves politically moderate (36.6% of respondents).
More considered themselves liberal (28.4%) or very liberal (8.8%) than considered themselves conservative (20.5%) or very conservative (5.8%). US women physicians predominantly bring moderate and liberal voices to political discourse.
Organizations that wish to attract US women physician members should consider promoting less conservative policies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Femme, Homme, Enquête opinion, Politique, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Woman, Human, Opinion inquiry, Policy, Health staff
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0253705
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 16/11/1999.