1. Are you now employed full-time, part-time, are you retired or are you not employed for pay?

 


%

 


 



 


46

Employed full-time.

 

 

10

Employed part-time.

 

 

21

Retired.

 

 

17

Not employed.

 

 

4

Disabled*.

 

 

2

Student*.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


*

Volunteered responses

 

Base: n=1,000

 

 

2. In the current economic climate, how secure do you feel in your job?

 



Based on employed adults


 


%


 



 


42

Very secure.

 

37

Somewhat secure.

 

13

Somewhat insecure.

 

7

Very insecure.

 

1

Don’t know/refused.

*


 

Base: n=509

 

3. If you were to lose your job tomorrow, how confident are you that you would find a similar position within six months?

 



Based on employed adults



%

31

Very confident.

35

Somewhat confident.

17

Not too confident.

15

Not at all confident.

2

Don’t know/refused.

 

 

 

4. Thinking about your current job, which of the following, if any, have happened to you in the past 12 months? Have you …

 



Based on employed adults


 

 


Yes


No


Don’t know/refused

a. Taken a cut in pay.

13

85

2

b. Had your hours or work days reduced.

22

77

1

c. Been told by your employer that raises, bonuses or your 401(k) match would be delayed or suspended.

27

71

2

 

 

5. Do you personally know anyone who has lost a job in the past 12 months, including yourself?

 

66

Yes.

34

No.

 

 

 

 

6. Which of the following describes the person or persons you know who lost a job in the past 12 months?

 

 


Yes


No


Don’t know/refused

a. You personally.

12

88

 

b. An immediate family member.

30

70

 

c. Another relative or friend.

53

46

1

d. A co-worker.

27

72

1

 

 

7. These are five reasons people give for staying in their current job these days. Please tell me which is the most important reason for you to stay in your current job.



Based on employed adults



 

11

For the health benefits.

5

For other benefits, such as the retirement plan.

39

For the income.

33

You like the work you do.

7

You have a good boss.

5

Other.

 

 

 

 

8. If you could choose just one of the following four ways to improve your current job, which would it be?

 



Based on employed adults


 

43

A pay increase.

19

Better benefits, such as health insurance or a retirement savings plan.

16

More job security.

15

More flexibility in your work schedule or the ability to work from home.

 

 

4

None of these/completely satisfied*.

3

Other.

 


*

Volunteered responses

 

 

9. How did you find your current job?

 



Based on employed adults


 

9

A newspaper classified.

3

An online job board like Monster or CareerBuilder.

5

The company’s Web site.

33

Networking.

8

A headhunter, career coach or employment agency.

14

A personal/family connection*.

8

Walked in and applied*.

4

Started own business*.

3

An internship or previous experience with employer*.

2

A job fair*.

9

Some other way.

2

Don’t know/refused.


*

Volunteered responses

 

 

10. If you were to win a lottery jackpot or come into enough money that you didn’t have to work any longer, which of the following would you be most likely to do?






Based on employed adults



 

50

Invest the money wisely but continue working until retirement.

17

Take some time off and decide whether to go back to work.

14

Give two weeks’ notice and leave your job.

13

Start your own business.

4

Would do something else*.

2

Don’t know/refused.

* Volunteered responses