Like working for the man?
Of women with a preference, more say they want a male boss
Greater numbers of American workers with a preference on their boss’ gender say they’d rather have a male boss than a female one—and women are the most likely to say so. In a recent Gallup survey, about 40 percent of women said they prefer a male boss, compared to 27 percent who said they’d like to work for a woman. Meanwhile, 29 percent of the men said they would choose a male boss; 18 percent prefer a woman. Regarding co-workers’ gender, a 2013 Pew Research Center survey found about three-quarters of American adults who were employed or had ever worked had no preference when asked if they would rather work with mostly men or women.