While 40 percent of respondents to a recent Gallup poll indicated they had no gender preference in terms of choosing a boss, those with a preference selected a male supervisor by a substantial margin.
The poll revealed 35 percent would choose a male boss while only 23 percent would want a female supervisor. Other key findings of the Gallup poll:
- Both men and women prefer a male boss. Men with a preference favor a male boss by an 11-point margin while women with a preference choose a male over a female boss by a 13-point margin.
- Democrats essentially break even in their preferences, while independents and Republicans prefer a male boss.
- Americans between 35 and 54 the least likely to prefer a male boss. Younger Americans are generally not more likely than average, or less likely, to prefer a male boss.
Do you prefer a male boss or would you rather have a female supervisor? Why? Let us know in the comments or vote in our poll.
Note: This is not a scientific poll. It is for entertainment purposes only.