Americans are more comfortable with women as executives than politicians

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Americans are more comfortable with women as executives than politicians

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Americans say they're more comfortable with a woman in a boardroom than in the White House, according to a recent survey by Kantar, a data and consultancy company. The findings were published on Tuesday at the Women Political Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland.

In the survey, 63 percent of American respondents said they'd be "very comfortable" with a female chief executive officer, while only 52 percent said they'd feel the same way about a woman as the head of government. Men and women felt differently on the issue: 70 percent of women said they'd be "very comfortable" with a female CEO — 55 percent of men felt the same. Just 45 percent of men said they were "very comfortable" with a female head of government.

"America hasn't yet created norms regarding very senior women in politics," said Michelle Harrison, the global chief executive officer of Kantar, in a telephone interview with CBS News.

Kantar conducted the survey in September and October of this year, interviewing 1,000 people between the ages of 18 and 64 in each of the G7 countries, which includes the Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and United States.

Click here to read the full article published by CBS News on 27 November 2018.

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