polls

Almost nine out of 10 women polled reported that men in equivalent positions received more pay, while 51 percent of men agreed, according to the survey released yesterday by eFinancialCareers. A third of women, who made up 30 percent of total respondents, said they’ve been discriminated against because of their gender, the job-search website operator said. [Bloomberg]

According to a poll by the Financial Times, over half of your colleagues have been looking for a polite way to say you dress like a slob. Read more »

  • 24 Jul 2013 at 5:07 PM

Americans Living In The Recessionary Past

Facts have never gotten in the way of red-blooded Americans seeing through socialist spin. So even though the U.S. hasn’t technically been in a recession since 2009, the Real America knows that it still is, despite all of the statistical shimmying of liberal rags like The Wall Street Journal. Read more »

It’s time to play survey results versus revealed preferences. First:

A key interest rate for more than $500 trillion of securities worldwide will be replaced by a benchmark subject to greater government control, according to a plurality of global investors.

Forty-four percent of those responding to a quarterly Bloomberg Global Poll said the London interbank offered rate, known as Libor, will be supplanted by a more regulated model within five years. Thirty-four percent predicted the rate will continue to be set by banks in the current fashion, while 22 percent said they didn’t know.

That’s from a poll of 847 randomly selected Bloomberg users, which is sort of a fascinating data set; like, Dealbreaker is a Bloomberg user (but, sadly, not surveyed). The substance is interesting too, beyond the Libor question.*

But, anyway, the Libor question: the plurality answer is “Five years from now, do you think LIBOR will … Be replaced by something more like a government-run rate.” What is a government-run rate? Meh, whatever, but have a look at revealed preferences:

That is from LCH.Clearnet’s data depository of cleared interest-rate swaps and actually tells you nothing about what we’re talking about but it looks pretty. Read more »

In spite of JPMorgan Chase’s well-publicized loss of more than $5 billion, just 14 percent of Americans polled correctly identified C.E.O. Jamie Dimon as a New York banker. Sixty-six percent say they don’t know who he is, while 9 percent believe he’s a Texas congressman, 7 percent think he’s an X Games skateboarder, and just 4 percent believe he’s a daredevil motorcyclist. [VanityFair]

  • 05 Jul 2011 at 12:27 PM

Majority Of People Hate Their Bosses

The good news, if you’re the boss, is only 11 percent of employees polled would dare to make good on threats to quit without having something else lined up. [FINS]

Fifty-four percent of respondents to the global poll of traders, investors and analysts conducted May 9-10 have an unfavorable opinion of the New York-based bank, more than double the negative rating for JPMorgan. Yet a month after a U.S. Senate report said Goldman Sachs misled clients, 78 percent of those surveyed said the accusations will either have no effect on the firm or will harm its reputation without driving away customers. “Investors will continue to put their money with capable institutions, regardless of their history or morality,” said poll participant Christian Contino, 27, who works as a consultant for the investment-management section of the United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development. [Bloomberg]