More than eight-in-ten adults (86%) say intelligence is equally descriptive of men and women.
This overall gender gap is driven by the younger generations—Millennials and Gen Xers.
Fully 63% of Millennial women and 61% of Gen X women consider ambition an essential leadership trait, compared with 53% of Millennial men and only 43% of Gen X men.
Nearly equal shares of each say being honest, intelligent, organized and decisive are absolutely essential, although women place somewhat more importance on intelligence and honesty than do men.
Larger gender gaps emerge on some of the other, less important traits.