Can women have it all? Response to Sandberg
by Zaraida Diaz in Latest Findings, Life and Omnibus Research
Nearly half the American population (48%) agrees with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg that it is impossible for a woman to have a full career life and a full home life if she is expected to handle all the responsibilities at home, according to the YouGov Omnibus survey taken March 12 - 14, 2013.
More than half of the men surveyed (53%) agreed that women can’t combine a full career and home life, compared to 44% of the women surveyed.
Half of adults (51%) believe that women who want to get ahead in their career should expect to make sacrifices in their home life in order to be successful. Again slightly more men (53%) agree with the assertion. One third of Americans (32%) take the opposing view that they should not expect to make sacrifices in their home life in order to be successful.
Nearly four in ten (37%) believe a woman's success does not dictate whether she is liked or disliked by others (supported mostly by men 41% vs. women 34%). Nearly three in ten (27%) support Sandberg’s assertion that when women get more successful, people like them less (men 19% vs women 33%).
Three out of 10 respondents believe it is difficult for men to respect women in a work environment (30%), and men would rather associate with other men at work than with a woman (31%). Only 12% believe women give up too quickly when fighting the conditions that keep them from succeeding.
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