We often hear of the gender gap in politics, with women identifying more as Democrats. On public policy issues, women are more likely than men to favor an activist role for government in guaranteeing health care and basic social services while also being more supportive of gun control, same-sex marriage and legalized abortion.

Not surprisingly, these attitudinal differences between the sexes play out when it comes to money and investing as well. Women are more inclined than men to want their investments aligned with certain social and environmental values.

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