CNN/ORC asked men and women whether or not the country is ready to elect a woman president, as well as the degree of importance with which they viewed putting a woman in the White House. They found that 80% of people believe the country is ready to elect a female president. However, just 31% feel it is very important to elect a female president during their lifetime. Women are slightly less likely than men to believe the country is ready to elect a woman, but slightly more likely than men to view it as an important milestone. Democrats are more likely than Republicans to view the country as ready to elect a woman and to state that doing so is important.