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Poll: Americans no longer prefer working for a man

For the first time since 1953, Americans no longer prefer a male boss over a female boss, according to recent Gallup poll findings.

Over the last six decades, Gallup typical asked Americans if they would prefer their boss to be a man or a woman. In the most recent survey conducted in November, 55 percent of Americans said they have no gender preference, CNBC reported

Megan Brenan, a former New York Times deputy editor and current consultant for Gallup, said the shift may be due to the recent stream of sexual harassment allegations against men in the workplace. 

When Gallup first began measuring Americans’ preference about the gender of their boss in 1953, 66 percent of Americans preferred a male boss, compared with 23 percent with the same preference today.

Though favor toward a male boss decreased over the past six decades, favor toward a female boss has seen little increase. This sets the percentage of Americans who prefer either a man or a woman as their boss today at about an equal percentage of 23 and 21 percent, respectively.

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