Eleanor Roosevelt should be on the $10 bill, informal survey finds

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Women don’t want to share the spotlight with Alexander Hamilton.

At least that’s what a very unscientific, informal but fun survey conducted by engagement site SheSpeaks.com says. SheSpeaks.com surveyed 1,885 of its members on the U.S. Department of Treasury’s announcement that a woman will be added to the $10.

67% of the respondents said that a woman shouldn’t have to share the real estate with the founding father. And only 8% said that they’d actually be happy with Hamilton and a woman sharing the currency.

Those women might get their wish — though it was initially reported that Hamilton and the chosen women would share the bill, Mashable confirmed that Hamilton’s presence on the bill will actually be nearly invisible.

But 25% of the respondents said that they’d rather keep Hamilton’s mug all by itself.

“It’s an indication that they think Alexander Hamilton shouldn’t be removed,” SheSpeaks.com CEO Aliza Freud told Mashable, saying that some women might prefer that Andrew Jackson get the boot.

Kicking the famously anti-paper money Jackson off the bill was the plan for Women on 20s — an advocacy group that campaigned to get a women on national currency in the first place.

So which women’s portrait did survey respondents want on the bill?

Eleanor Roosevelt came out on top with 51% of the vote. She was followed by Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation. Those women also made up the top four in a poll conducted by Women on 20s, but Tubman pulled ahead of Roosevelt for the top spot in that survey.

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