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RESULTS OF TAKE BACK YOUR TIME’S RIGHT2VACATION POLL, A SCIENTIFIC SAMPLING CONDUCTED BY OPINION RESEARCH CORPORATION DURING THE WEEK OF JUNE 23, 2008

Total number of people surveyed

1002

Women surveyed

502

Men surveyed

500

 

Question #1a: Would you support a law guaranteeing paid vacation for American workers?

 

 

 

Percent of

people surveyed

by demographic

Percent who support

paid vacation law

 

 

 

 

Total

 

1002

69%

 

 

 

 

By Gender

Women

50.10%

75%

Men

49.90%

63%

 

 

 

 

By Age

18-25

8%

83%

25-34

9%

82%

35-44

14%

70%

45-54

22%

66%

55-64

20%

57%

65+

27%

59%

 

 

 

 

Race

African American

11%

89%

Hispanic

13%

82%

White

67%

64%

 

 

 

 

Region

North East

19%

75%

South

37%

72%

North Central

22%

67%

West

23%

62%

 

 

 

 

Income

(in thousands

of dollars)

Less than 25

16%

86%

25 – 35

8%

81%

35 – 50

13%

75%

50 – 75

15%

70%

More than 75

25%

60%

 

 

 

 

Children

Children at home

40%

74%

No children

60%

65%

 

 

 

 

 

Education level

High School or less

37%

78%

Some college

26%

72%

College grad

33%

60%

 

Question #1b: How much paid vacation time would you support?

 

 

Percent of those surveyed

3 weeks or more

33%

2 weeks

26%

1 week

10%

None

27%

No opinion

  5%

 

Question #2: How many weeks of vacation would you say would be BEST to take each year to completely avoid "burnout"?

 

 OTHER HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS SURVEY

 

 

At least some vacation time is necessary to avoid burnout

All Americans

  92%

African Americans

100%

 

 

 

At least three weeks of vacation is best to avoid burnout

All Americans

  52%

Age 45-54

  61%

North East

  60%

African Americans

  64%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Question #3: How much paid vacation did you take LAST YEAR?

 

 

Percentage of working Americans

None

28%

1 week or less

 24%

2 weeks or less

13%

3 weeks or less

        13%   ***

More than 3 weeks

22%

 

***52% of workers took less than a week off, 65% of workers took less than 2 weeks off, and 78% of workers took less than 3 weeks off.