Islamabad, According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 74% Pakistanis believe men make better business executives than women do; 24% disagreed.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Please tell me how strongly you agree or disagree with this statement: On the whole, men make better business executives than women do.” Responding to this, 40% said they strongly agreed, 34% agreed and 19% replied they disagreed.
5% said they strongly disagreed with the statement and 2% did not respond. A gender breakdown showed that of the 40% who strongly agreed, 65% were men and 35% were women.
Amongst those who said they agreed, 55% were men and 45% were women. Of those who said they disagreed with the statement, 32% were men and 68% were women and the breakdown of those who strongly disagreed with the idea, 30% were men and 70% were women.
A similar survey was conducted in China where 6% said they strongly agreed with the statement, 32% agreed and 45% disagreed.
7% strongly disagreed and 10% did not respond. When the same question was asked in Sweden, 1% of the respondents said they strongly agreed with the statement, 7% agreed, 42% disagreed and 48% strongly disagreed. 2% did not respond.
In the United States, 2% of the respondents indicated that they strongly agreed with the statement, 10% agreed and 54% disagreed. 33% of the respondents strongly disagreed and 1% did not respond.
This study was done as part of the World Values Survey Sixth Wave, conducted apart from Pakistan in 60 other countries.
The study was released recently in Doha where Gallup Pakistan’s Executive Director represented Pakistan.
The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1200 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during 30th January – 20th February, 2012. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.
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