Poll: People working from home are doing so by choice rather than necessity
A new poll suggests that most people working from home say they are doing so by choice rather than necessity.
The survey from the Pew Research Center says roughly 6 in 10 U.S. workers who say their jobs can mainly be done from home (59%) are working from home all or most of the time.
The survey also found that workers with jobs that can be done from home who are choosing to go into their workplace cite preference and productivity as major reasons why they rarely or never work from home.
It said about half of workers who are working from home all or most of the time and whose offices are closed say they would be comfortable going into their workplace if it were to reopen in the next month.
The survey said most workers who are not working exclusively from home (77%) say they are at least somewhat satisfied with the measures their employer has put in place to protect them from coronavirus exposure, but only 36% say they are very satisfied.
It also concluded that roughly 1 in 5 workers who are not working exclusively at home (22%) say their employer has required employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine.