It's hard to know what lasting impact this election will have after spending so much time looking at it up close. The intense debates, jokes about Big Bird and binders full of women, and unending political Facebook posts may be fresh in our mind, but they won't be for long.
Veterans Day might be once a year, but we can honor the memory of fallen soldiers by remembering there are plenty of vets who need our help everyday of the year. The average wait for a vet to hear back on a disability claim is 256 days. They deserve better.
Less than half of men think there's gender discrimination. Almost two-thirds of women think there is.
When we asked people if they'd vote for Oprah Winfrey or Clint Eastwood for president (Yes, we asked that.), two-thirds of Eastwood voters thought women had equal rights.
That's right. Most people who'd vote for a man even after he debated a chair don't think gender discrimination exists.
And only 20% of Obama supporters said women have equal rights. Fully 70% of Romney supporters did.
Now that we've inundated you with people's opinions about gender discrimination, are you wondering what the reality is?
One year out of college, women earn 82% of what their male counterparts earn. That's better than it used to be, but it sure as heck isn't "equal."
Even though women are 51% of the U.S. population, they hold only 16.8% of seats in the House of Representatives and 17% of seats in the Senate. And this year, the Fortune 500 had more female CEOs than ever before! Eighteen. Out of 500.
Jealous that we didn't call for your opinion in our Upworthy original poll? Of course you are. But you don't have to feel left out: You can take the poll, too! After you take it, check out what 930 swing-state voters said.