The Political Leadership measure includes a single item from Wave 5 of the World Values Survey. The item asked participants about their perception of men’s ability to be political leaders in comparison to women. The World Values Survey consists of nationally representative surveys conducted in almost 100 countries, and was developed to help scientists and policy makers understand global changes in individuals’ beliefs, values and motivations.
Geographies Tested: Andorra,Argentina,Australia,Brazil,Bulgaria,Burkina Faso,Canada,Chile,China,Colombia,Cyprus,Egypt,Ethiopia,Finland,France,Georgia,Germany,Ghana,Guatemala,Hungary,India,Indonesia,Iran,Iraq,Italy,Japan,Jordan,Korea, South,Malaysia,Mali,Mexico,Moldova,Morocco,Netherlands,New Zealand,Norway,Peru,Poland,Romania,Russia,Serbia,Slovenia,South Africa,Spain,Sweden,Switzerland,Taiwan,Thailand,Trinidad and Tobago,Turkey,Ukraine,United Kingdom,United States of America,Uruguay,Vietnam,Zambia
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
Interviewer: For each of the following statements I read out, can you tell me how strongly you agree or disagree with each. Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree? (Read out and code one answer for each statement):
V51. On the whole, men make better political leaders than women do.
Strongly agree = 1
Disagree = 3
Strongly disagree = 4
Inglehart, R., C. Haerpfer, A. Moreno, C. Welzel, K. Kizilova, J. Diez-Medrano, M. Lagos, P. Norris, E. Ponarin & B. Puranen et al. (eds.). 2014. World Values Survey: Round Five - Country-Pooled Datafile Version: www.worldvaluessurvey.org/WVSDocumentationWV5.jsp. Madrid: JD Systems Institute.
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