Roy Gilbert

Gallup Poll: 1/2 of U.S. Employees Want to Work From Home

It’s a case of the law of unintended consequences.

Here is more evidence that remote working is here to stay.

A newly released Gallup poll has concluded that 1/2 of Americans want to continue to work from home.

What started as a necessity because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has turned into something that workers would like to make permanent.

Most American employees have been working at home during the pandemic — but the numbers vary widely depending on what kind of job is involved, a Gallup poll found.

The survey of 7,272 adults was conducted during the six-month period from October 2020 to April 2021.

An average 52% of all workers did either all or part of their job at home, including 72% of those in white-collar occupations versus only 14% in blue-collar occupations.The poll found that four in 10 white-collar workers would like to stay with the remote practice.8 in 10 occupation categories have worked remotely during the pandemic. They are:Computer-oriented or math fields (86%); Life, physical or social services (86%); Arts, design, entertainment and media (81%) and financial services, insurance, real estate and consulting services (80%)The numbers dropped sharply in the following job classifications as follows:Sales (36%); Healthcare (33%); construction and mining (16%); Installation, maintenance and repair (15%); Transportation (14%); Service workers (9%) and Manufacturing and production (8%)There was basically no difference in responses by gender, with 41% of men and 39% of women in white collar positions say they would like to continue to work remotely from home.Among blue-collar workers, women were […]