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Distribution of answers submitted by American voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Dec 5, 2015. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Only men should be allowed as board members. 3 months ago from a Constitution in Long Beach, CA
Yes, in proportion to number of women employees. 4 months ago from a Democrat in Chicago, IL
No. Let them choose the gender mix (or lack thereof), let them reveal the degree of commitment to diversity, so that potential customers and clients can choose whether or not to do business with them accordingly. 5 months ago from a Democrat in South Hill, NY
The Federal government should give preference to companies with woman on their board of directors in awarding contracts. 12 months ago from a Green in Chapel Hill, NC
Yes, if there is a position available but government shouldn't undermine a companies ability to hire best suited choice, even if that doesn't include the opposite sex. 12 months ago from a Republican in Los Angeles, CA
No, the government should not force diversity but instead greatly encourage it. 12 months ago from a Green in Falcon Heights, MN
I don't think it should be required, women should have a fair and equal chance of being on the board of directors. That means they must have the opportunity for advancement in positions that make them likely candidates for the board of directors. ... 12 months ago from a Democrat in Shelton, WA
No, qualifications should always come first. However, there should be more educational programs put in place to encourage young women to get involved so they can earn the necessary qualifications. 12 months ago from a Green in Youngstown, NY
Companies should self-scrutinize to see if they are denying a woman a position simply because she is a woman. 12 months ago from a Green in Crocker, MO
Not required, but of course I would love to see women being given more chances in areas where men normally lead. 12 months ago from a Democrat in Mission, TX