Among Americans workers who have a preference, the majority would rather work for a male boss over a female boss.
According to a new Gallup Survey, 35 percent of men and women survey preferred working for a man. While 23 percent said they would rather work for a woman, that’s the highest number ever recorded since workers were first polled on the subject in 1953.
In 1953, two-thirds of Americans said they would rather work for a male boss, ThinkProgress reported.
The older the respondent, the poll showed, the more likely they were not to prefer a male boss.
Most American workers do have male bosses.
While 30 percent of those polled worked for a female, they were just as likely to prefer a female boss over a male boss. At the same time, people who worked for males were more likely to prefer male bosses.
The reports could suggest that people seek out a job where their boss is their preferred gender.
More than half of workers polled said it didn’t matter what their boss’ gender might be. However a third of female workers cite workplace discrimination and 15 percent believe they’ve been passed of for a raise or promotion in the past because of their gender. Two-thirds of female workers also say that women are more harshly scrutinized than male workers. More than half believe women aren’t promoted to highest level jobs because of their gender.