Do Americans prefer a male boss over a female boss? Or do most of them not really give a darn? A recent Gallup poll suggests many more folks are more indifferent than preferring one or the other.

The survey results indicate that "Americans still prefer a male boss to a female boss." But a look at their data would indicate that's not really the case.

When asked whether they preferred one over the other, 46 percent said they had no preference. For the remaining 53 percent, male bosses were preferred, by 33 percent to 20 percent. But the results raise a question about what surveys really prove.

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