This 1979 Gallup question about the draft yielded only a 7 point difference among the full sample, but when key groups are compared, the differences are as great as 20 percentage points.

If a draft were to become necessary, should young women be required to participate as well as young men, or not?

Should
Should Not
No Opinion Difference (Should-Should Not)
March 2-5, 1979 TOTAL
43%
50%
7%
-7%
Sex Men
48
47
5
+1
Women
38
53
9
-15
Age 18-24 year olds
42
55
3
-13
25-29 years
43
49
8
-6
30-49 years
45
49
6
-4
50 & over
42
49
9
-5
Education College educated
54
41
5
+13
High School Grads
39
55
11
-13
Occupation Professional
50
43
7
+7
Clerical/Sales
38
58
4
-20