January 12, 2015

Women in the U.S. Senate, 1965-2015

Date Women in the U.S. Senate
1965 2%
1967 1%
1969 1%
1971 1%
1973 0%
1975 0%
1977 0%
1979 1%
1981 2%
1983 2%
1985 2%
1987 2%
1989 2%
1991 2%
1993 6%
1995 9%
1997 9%
1999 9%
2001 12%
2003 14%
2005 14%
2007 16%
2009 17%
2011 17%
2013 20%
2015 20%

Source: Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University and U.S. House of Representatives

Note: Shows the share of female senators at the outset of each term of Congress.

Pew Research Center