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72% of Working Adults Say Leaving Their Current Job Will Be Their Choice

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Most working Americans continue to plan on staying with their current employer, but now nearly three-out-four say it will be their choice when it comes time to move on.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Employed Adults shows that 72% say it will be their choice when they leave their current job, while 14% say it will be their employer’s choice. The same number (14%) is undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The latest finding of those who say it will be their choice to move on is up five points from March and is just a point below the highest finding in the last two years. Confidence fell to its lowest level in July 2009 when 60% said it would be their choice when they left their current job.

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The survey of 548 Employed Adults was conducted on May 6-7, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 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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