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

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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