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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new study by BBC America and the Women’s Media Center suggests young girls feel more confident when they see female superheroes in movies and TV.

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The study, which surveyed about 2,500 girls and boys, found 85 percent of girls and 69 percent of boys want to see more female superheroes.

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Nine out of 10 girls say female superheroes are positive role models for them, and they believe that female sci-fi/ superheroes are smarter and more powerful than male heroes.

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Nearly half of Girls surveyed identified Wonder Woman as their favorite hero, while Boys chose Batman.