Source: SurveyMonkey Audience

Respondents: 1245

Collection period: July 3-5, 2018

Q1. Which of the following categories best describes your employment status?

  • Employed, working full-time: 1245 (100.0%)
  • Employed, working part-time: 0 (0.0%)
  • Not employed, looking for work: 0 (0.0%)
  • Not employed, NOT looking for work: 0 (0.0%)
  • Retired: 0 (0.0%)
  • Disabled, not able to work: 0 (0.0%)

Answered: 1245

Q2. What is your age?

  • 18 to 24: 122 (9.8%)
  • 25 to 34: 329 (26.5%)
  • 35 to 44: 225 (18.1%)
  • 45 to 54: 320 (25.8%)
  • 55 to 64: 199 (16.0%)
  • 65 to 74: 41 (3.3%)
  • 75 or older: 6 (0.5%)

Answered: 1242

Q3. On a scale of 1-5, how often do you feel the following feelings?

NeverRarelyOccasionallyA moderate amountAlways
Happy3 (0.2%)45 (3.6%)251 (20.2%)700 (56.4%)242 (19.5%)
Relaxed11 (0.9%)174 (14.0%)474 (38.2%)505 (40.7%)76 (6.1%)
Stressed20 (1.6%)145 (11.7%)468 (37.7%)447 (36.0%)163 (13.1%)
Unhappy61 (4.9%)461 (37.1%)475 (38.2%)214 (17.2%)31 (2.5%)
 

Answered: 1245

Q4. How many vacation days does your employer provide per year?

  • 0 days: 117 (9.4%)
  • 1-10 days: 426 (34.4%)
  • 11-20 days: 418 (33.7%)
  • 21-30 days: 125 (10.1%)
  • 30-39 days: 49 (3.9%)
  • 40+ days: 87 (7.0%)

Answered: 1239

Q5. How many vacation days do you take per year?

  • 0 days: 99 (8.0%)
  • 1-10 days: 586 (47.5%)
  • 11-20 days: 364 (29.5%)
  • 21-30 days: 122 (9.9%)
  • 30-39 days: 15 (4.0%)
  • 40+ days: 49 (4.0%)

Answered: 1235

Q6. Do you think your employer should give you more vacation days?

  • Yes: 711 (57.3%)
  • No: 340 (27.4%)
  • I don't know: 190 (15.3%)

Answered: 1241

Q7. How much of your vacation time do you spend working?

  • 0%: 433 (38.1%)
  • 1-20%: 412 (36.2%)
  • 21-40%: 147 (12.9%)
  • 41-60%: 91 (8.0%)
  • 61-80%: 32 (2.8%)
  • 80%+: 23 (2.0%)
  • N/A — I’ve never taken vacation: 0 (0.0%)

Answered: 1138

Q8. Which answer best describes why you spend your vacation time working?

  • Obligated by my boss to answer work calls or emails: 82 (11.6%)
  • It’s our company culture to keep in touch while out of the office: 112 (15.8%)
  • It will negatively impact the production of my work (i.e., interfering with coworkers’ work, client relationships, won’t hit goals): 73 (10.3%)
  • It’s my own anxiety — no one from work is pressuring me: 125 (17.7%)
  • So that I can keep up with work and avoid feeling overwhelmed when I come back: 200 (28.3%)
  • I enjoy what I do, I don’t need a “vacation” from it: 55 (7.8%)
  • Other (please specify): 60 (8.5%)

Answered: 707

Q9. Upon returning to work after using vacation days, how do you feel?

  • I feel mostly relaxed: 409 (35.9%)
  • Neutral — While I do feel more relaxed, I am somewhat stressed: 531 (46.7%)
  • I feel mostly stressed: 198 (17.4%)

Answered: 1138

Q10. Why do you feel stressed at work after returning from a vacation? Choose the answer that best describes you.

  • Debt from the vacation: 96 (8.4%)
  • Tiring activities during the vacation: 147 (12.9%)
  • Feeling behind with work: 429 (37.6%)
  • Hard to transition back to “work mode” after “vacation mode”: 468 (41.1%)

Answered: 1140

Q11. If you’ve taken all of your vacation time throughout the year, how do you believe that will affect your opportunity to receive a promotion or raise when the opportunity arises?

  • Less likely to receive a promotion or raise: 224 (18.2%)
  • Neutral — definitely won’t affect it: 933 (75.9%)
  • More likely to receive a promotion or raise: 72 (5.9%)

Answered: 1229

Q12: Gender

  • Male: 586 (47.1%)
  • Female: 659 (52.9%)

Answered: 1245

Q14. Household Income

  • $0-$9,999: 23 (1.9%)
  • $10,000-$24,999: 78 (6.3%)
  • $25,000-$49,999: 256 (20.6%)
  • $50,000-$74,999: 280 (22.5%)
  • $75,000-$99,999: 201 (16.1%)
  • $100,000-$124,999: 147 (11.8%)
  • $125,000-$149,999: 58 (4.7%)
  • $150,000-$174,999: 39 (3.1%)
  • $175,000-$199,999: 32 (2.6%)
  • $200,000+: 66 (5.3%)
  • Prefer not to answer: 65 (5.2%)

Answered: 1245