Boy or Girl

In a recent Gallup poll, it was found that Americans would prefer to have a boy if they could only have one child, by a 40% to 28% margin. If you break down the results, it turns out it was the men who swayed the results, with 49% wanting a boy (22% preferred a girl). The women were evenly split at 31% for a boy and 33% for a girl. They also found that younger parents, those with lower incomes and Republicans all leaned toward having a boy.

What do you think this says about society today? Before I found out we were expecting a boy, I was leaning towards wanting a girl – but I was only 51% sure. I’m just such a girly girl! Plus, I grew up without any females around me, so it would have been a fun change. But, we were just as excited to find out we were having a boy. I couldn’t love my little rough-and-tumble dude any more!

One thought on “Boy or Girl

  1. theducks

    It definitely doesn’t say good things.

    They also found that younger parents, those with lower incomes and Republicans all leaned toward having a boy.

    This mirrors a lot of other cultures that express preference for boys.

    Me? I’d be happy with either
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