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Americans Like the Idea of a 4-Day Work Week

Companies in several countries around the world have experimented with changing employees’ work schedules from five eight-hour days to four 10-hour shifts with the goal of increasing employee productivity and morale. Americans are receptive to the idea and see the potential for improved productivity in the workplace.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of American Adults think a change to four 10-hour work days a week is good for employees. Just 15% see such a move as bad for employees, while 20% think a five-day to four-day shift makes no difference. Another 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 19 & 22, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 19 & 22, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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