47% Go to Work If They're Sick
Consider it a classic example of "do as I say, not as I do." Americans strongly believe it’s best to stay home from work if you’re sick, but few follow their own advice.
Only 16% of American Adults believe someone who is sick should go to work anyway, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. But three times as many (47%) say they generally go to work when they are sick.
Seventy-six percent (76%) believe a person should stay home from work until he or she gets better, but just 44% say that's what they personally do. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on October 19-20, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 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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