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Not Just in China: 40% of Americans Prefer a Son

Not Just in China: 40% of Americans Prefer a Son

If you could only have one child, would you prefer a girl or a boy? Since 1941, 10 Gallup polls have asked that or a similar question, and the overall response has always been the same: a boy. In the most recent poll, 40 percent of respondents said they would prefer a boy while 28 percent would prefer a girl (the rest had no preference or opinion).

Preferences do vary, however, between men and women respondents. "According to Gallup’s findings, men are the primary drivers of this tilt toward boys; women, on the other hand, generally show no preference either way."

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If you could only have one child (or one more child), would you have a gender preference?

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ClareInkster ClareInkster 6 years
I had 2 boys - 19 months apart - they are so fantastic. I got pregnant again when they were 3 and 2 and had a huge bleed at 12 weeks and was told I'd lost my baby. I was convinced it was a girl and I couldn't carry- I had a huge blood clot crushing the baby...... I had a scan and there was my baby... the most amazing moment ever. 6 months later - I knew he was a boy when he wanted so much to stay with us and complete our family. All was fine - after nearly losing him, I just wanted him here - 3 boys are probably a dam sight easier and I am a football coach!!!
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