Space Funding Gets Less Support from Women

Men are more than twice as likely as women to support greater funding for the U.S. space program, according to a new poll of 640 New Yorkers conducted by the Siena Research Institute. One in four men said that the government spends too little money on the space program, while about one in 10 women said the same. In another indication of a gender gap, 59 percent of women said the United States should not pursue the possibility of sending humans to Mars, with only 40 percent of men saying that.