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.


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