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The man upstairs: More people prefer to have a male boss
NEW YORK -- In the 1950s, Americans were asked, "If you were taking a new job and had your choice of a boss, would you prefer to work for a man or a woman?" It's a question Gallup still asks. In 1953, two-thirds said they'd prefer a man. In 2014, one-third said they would. So, 61 years and 33 percentage points. Depending on who you ask, that's either an improvement to be celebrated or a frustrating signal that sexism is still alive and well. Or both.