Forty percent of us simply do not care whether our boss is a man or a woman but an increasing number of workers say they prefer to work for a female.

The latest Gallup Work and Education Survey results show that twenty-three percent of respondents said that they would prefer to work for a female boss.  This is up significantly from 1953, when Gallup first asked the question.  At that time only five percent said that they would want to work for a woman.

The results reflect political influences as well.  According to the survey, Democrats are just about evenly split in their preferences, while independents and Republicans surveyed said they prefer male bosses.  Overall 35% prefer to work for a man.

The survey of 2,059 adults was conducted via telephone in August 2013.