- In 43% of all couples it’s the woman who makes decisions in more areas than the man.
- By contrast, men make more of the decisions in only about a quarter (26%) of all couples.
- About three-in-ten couples (31%) split decision-making responsibilities equally.
We've known this for a while now, but there is much in the study that also looks new. For instance, on a totally different topic related to gender and power, the survey asked whether people are more comfortable dealing with a man or with a woman in a variety of positions of authority – doctor, banker, lawyer, police officer, airline pilot, school teacher and surgeon. The answer? Well, public attitudes are mixed. Read all about it here.