A woman's had a bad day at work and wants to talk about it. Will her spouse or boyfriend brush it off or chat sympathetically? That may depends how old he is
| NEW YORK, August 25,1993 (AP) -- A woman's had a bad day at work
| and wants to talk about it. Will her husband or boyfriend
| brush it off or chat sympathetically? That may depends how old
| he is, according a poll released Wednesday.
| The "She Says, He Says" national poll of 1,000 adults found
| only about one in five women in their 40s and above -- 21
| percent -- thought they'd find a shoulder to cry on. Among
| those in their 30s, twice as many women -- 42 percent -- felt
| they'd get sympathy.
| Of the men in their 40s, 33 percent said they would be
| there for their mate; among the 30-year-olds, it was 44
| Another example: their child is hit with an unexpected
| illness. The woman's boss makes it clear she must show up at
| work. Who stays home with the child?
| Thirty-one percent of the older women said they wouldn't
| even ask their husband to take the day off. Fifty percent of
| the younger women said they would immediately ask their
| husband to stay home.
| The men's side: They are willing to help out. Fifty percent
| of the thirtysomethings said they would offer to stay home; 58
| percent of the older men said they would do the same thing.
| The poll was conducted by Ethel Klein of EDK Associates, an
| expert on gender issues, for the No Nonsense Gender Dynamics
| Research Program, a group of female publishers and educators
| funded by a hosiery company.
| Results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3
| percentage points.