# Poll Results: Equal Pay

March 25, 2014, 2:34 PM UTC

### These are the topline results of a YouGov/Huffington Post survey of 1000 US adults interviewed March 22 - 24, 2014 on March Madness. The results show that most Americans won't be following the contest and won't be filling out a bracket. The margin of error is 3.5%.

In most American workplaces, do you think that women have more, fewer or the same opportunities for promotion and advancement as men?
Women have more opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7%
Men and women have the same opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40%
Men have more opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%

In your workplace, do you think that women have more, fewer or the same opportunities for promotion and advancement as men?
Asked of those who work at least part time
Women have more opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5%
Men and women have the same opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26%
Men have more opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14%
Does not work or works less than part time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3%

In your workplace, do you think women are paid more, less or about the same as men for doing the same job?
Asked of those who work at least part time
Women are paid more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1%
Women and men are paid the same . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28%
Women are paid less . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15%
Does not work or works less than part time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%

As you may know, women earn less money, on average, than men. Which of the following do you consider to be major reasons why this occurs? Check all that apply.
Women and men working different jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33%
Women and men making different choices about balancing work and family . . . . . . . . 42%
Women having fewer opportunities than men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33%
Something else . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11%

Which of the following do you think is the biggest reason for women earning less money than men on average?
Women and men working different jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59%
Women and men making different choices about balancing work and family . . . . . . . . 10%
Women having fewer opportunities than men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6%
Something else . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11%

Do you think the government should enact more laws to ensure women and men are treated equally in workplaces, repeal existing laws, or are current laws about right?
Enact more laws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32%
Current laws are about right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37%
Repeal existing laws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20%