POLLS: The Four-Day Week?

Checking up on public response to the idea of the four-day work week, which may be labor's next great clarion call, Gallup pollsters last week found that relatively few Americans want more leisure. Of those questioned, 61% rejected the four-day week (31% say yes, 8% had no opinion). Biggest single occupational group to turn thumbs down on the idea: farmers (76%); manual workers mustered the strongest approval (39%). Fifty-four percent of the nation's men opposed the four-day week. By contrast, 67% of the women voted against it—presumably to keep husbands from getting underfoot, or out of hand.

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!