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Men, Women Disagree on Gov. Mandate to Seat Women on Boards of Directors

California now requires all publicly traded companies in the state to have at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. While men and women don’t see eye-to-eye on whether they’d want a law like this in their state, they do agree that the decision shouldn’t be up to the government.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of American Adults favor a law in their state like the one in California that mandates all publicly traded companies have at least one woman on their board of directors. Just as many (42%) oppose such a law in their state, but 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 1-2, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 1-2, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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