Experts have discovered that there are actually differences in the way women’s and men’s brains are structured and in the way they react to events and stimuli. 10 Big Differences Between Men’s and Women’s Brains is a good illustration of some of the variants that try as we might, we have no control over.
When it comes to analyzing your survey results, responses based on gender can have a significant impact on your actionable data. For example:
According to a study by The New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts, 54% of respondents indicated that attorneys are treated about the same, regardless of their gender. Perceptions differ among respondents when they are compared by gender: The percentage of male respondents who perceive that attorneys are treated the same was 80%, almost double the perceptions of 43% of the female respondents.
Male and female brains are dramatically different anatomically, chemically, hormonally, and physiologically. Since those differences cause fundamentally diverse ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving it should be no surprise that when compared, survey responses from men and women do vary and can affect your data accordingly.