September 10, 2008

Leadership and Gender

6%

Only 6% of Americans say women make better political leaders than men.

While the public rates women as superior to men on a host of issues associated with leadership, like honesty and intelligence, a mere 6% say women make better leaders than men. About one-in-five (21%) say men make the better leaders, while the vast majority — 69% — say men and women make equally good leaders. Men get higher marks on being leaders despite that fact that on seven of eight leadership traits measured, the public rates women either better than or equal to men. Read More