A CareerBuilder survey shows that 20% of men say that women earn less than them at their companies for compatible work, while 35% believe that they are paid an equal amount to their counterparts. Wall Street Journal staffer Lauren Weber examines this survey and others that show women and men's varying opinions on the gender wage gap.

A Glassdoor survey similar to CareerBuilder's found that 60% of those female workers believe men and women are paid equally at their firms, compared with 78% of men. Politicians are also searching for answers on this issue:

President Barack Obama has made closing the gender wage gap a priority for his administration, signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act as one of his first acts in office and convening a National Equal Pay Task Force charged with improving enforcement of existing laws.

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