Study Finds Most Workers Want a 4-day Workweek on One Condition 

Remote workers

In the United States, a staggering 87% of workers express their interest in adopting a four-day workweek, with 82% harboring the belief that its widespread implementation across the nation would yield success. 

These insights stem from a May survey conducted by Morning Consult involving 1,047 participants.

However, the level of enthusiasm for a condensed workweek becomes less steadfast when the prospect of remote work is eliminated from the equation. 

When remote work is a possibility “all or nearly all of the time,” 75% of workers indicate their interest in a shorter workweek. In contrast, if a shorter workweek is combined with a complete absence of remote work, only 51% of workers are in favor of such an arrangement.

It is important to highlight that the Morning Consult survey specifically defined a four-day workweek as engaging in four workdays per week, each consisting of 10 hours or more.

Interestingly, there are notable generational distinctions in play: 93% of millennials and 88% of Generation X individuals are strongly interested in adopting a shorter workweek. 


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