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Only 46% of Workers Plan To Use All Their Vacation Time This Year

So much for work-life balance.

Fewer than half of workers nationwide plan to use all of their vacation time this year, and a majority says they stay connected with work during the time-off they do take.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Employed Adults shows that just 46% plan to use all of their vacation time this year. Thirty-nine percent (39%) say they do not plan to use up their vacation time, while another 15% are not sure. (To see question wording, click here.)

Those numbers are little changed from November 2006, when 37% said they did not plan to use all of their vacation time.

 Nearly three-out-of-four employed adults (72%) say they connect with work during their time off at least occasionally, including 24% who say they check into work every day and another 19% who check in most days they are off. Just 26% say they do not connect with work at all when they are away. Those numbers are also little changed from four years ago.
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The survey of 459 Employed was conducted on October 27-28, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 5 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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