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March-29-96

Poll Shows International Support for More Women Politicians

According to an international Gallup poll on gender and society, many people feel their countries would be better governed if more women were in political office. No country said that its government would be less effective with more women involved. Released Tuesday (3-26), the poll showed that a majority of respondents in 12 of the 22 countries believed that women still do not experience equal job opportunities, though a majority of respondents indicated they would prefer a male boss. Only six of the countries favored a "traditional" family structure where only one parent worked. The poll was conducted from August to November in Asia, Europe, North America, and Latin America.

Media Resources: The Nando Net and Reuters - March 27, 1996; CNN - March 27, 1996