80 percent of women say that females often do not receive the same pay as men for the same job; only 58 percent of men agree.
A much higher percentage of women than men feel that women don't get equal pay for doing the exact same job – a finding that is echoed by similar sentiments over promotions, flex-time benefits and even loans, according to a recent poll from Harris Interactive. There is also a notable difference of generational opinion on a number of these topic points. “In ninety years, many things have changed for women in this country,” according to Regina Corso, director of The Harris Poll. “Some may argue things are better. But there is still the undercurrent that there are issues – especially when it comes to pay and employment – where things have not yet approached an equal footing with men. Women are sitting in more boardrooms and at the helms of more companies today. But there is a sense they are not yet getting paid the same as men in those positions.” The poll was conducted online among 2,227 adults. Here are some of the highlights – including one surprising point about decorum upon which both women and men wholeheartedly agree.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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