Recently, the Miss America pageant has made several changes in order to “usher in a new era of progressiveness,” according to a statement from the organization. And it seems most Americans are supportive of the new changes, but they’re still skeptical about beauty pageants as a whole, according to data from YouGov Omnibus.
One of the major changes the organization has made is creating an all-female leadership team. Former pageant winners Regina Hopper, Marjorie Vincent-Tripp, and Gretchen Carlson are now the leaders for Miss America. But despite the new leadership, many Americans still aren’t sure that beauty pageants are good for women.
Nearly a third of Americans (32%) said that beauty pageants are bad for women, while a slightly larger number of people (39%) said they weren’t sure whether beauty pageants are good or bad for women. Women (37%) were far more likely than men (27%) to think that beauty pageants were bad for women.