Only 15 percent of nearly 1,500 corporate executives surveyed would have an interest in being President of the United States instead of being chief executive officer of their own companies, according a recently published survey.

The survey by Korn Ferry, a global people and organizational advisory firm, also reveals that most think the role of U.S. President is more complex than the role of CEO at an S&P 500 company.

“In a way, you could consider the incoming U.S. President as the next national CEO,” said Korn Ferry Hay Group Senior Partner Rick Lash, in a statement about the survey. “While serving as a corporate CEO is generally considered a very challenging role, executives acknowledge the U.S. President faces hurdles that are much higher than those faced by a leader in Corporate America.”

The chart below summarizes responses to some of the questions posed when the survey was conducted in November last year.

About the Survey

The Korn Ferry survey was conducted in November 2016 and garnered 1,432 responses.

About Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global people and organizational advisory firm. Nearly 7,000 colleagues deliver services through the firm’s Executive Search, Hay Group and Futurestep divisions.

Source: Korn Ferry