The Pittsburgh Regional Diversity Survey – Gender


The differences in how men and women surveyed view issues related to diversity at work and in the region and their neighborhoods tend to be narrow compared to those found among white and minority residents and U.S.-born and foreign-born residents.

In the workplace

One of the biggest differences in the perspectives of men and women surveyed is seen in the value having a very diverse workplace. More than 71 women strongly agree there is value in such a workplace. Fewer than 60 percent of men feel the same way.

Differences also emerge in their views of how committed employers are to diversity. Nearly 55 percent of men, for example, see their employer as “very committed” to hiring minorities, while 48 percent of women feel the same. Men also are more likely to say their employer is very committed to promoting and advancing minorities.

There is little difference in the percentages of men and women who recently received a pay raise or a promotion. The gap in job satisfaction is larger. Nearly 52 percent of men surveyed are very satisfied with their job compared with 46 percent of women.

In the community

Living in a diverse neighborhood is something that women are more likely to say is important. Some 71 percent of women say it is “very” or “somewhat” important, a view shared by 60 percent of men. Women, however, are less likely than men to live in neighborhoods they describe as being very diverse.

More than 28 percent of women see the region as being very diverse compared with 22 percent of men who describe it that way. Women, however, are less likely than men to say they would definitely recommend the region as a place to live.

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The Pittsburgh Regional Diversity Survey