Share of workers who would work more for more pay, by demographic characteristics and employment status

Gender Age Party ID
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ Democrat Independent Republican
Yes 52% 53% 52% 59% 54% 48% 50% 52% 50% 58%
No 27% 28% 27% 23% 27% 30% 27% 33% 26% 24%
Not sure 20% 19% 22% 18% 19% 22% 22% 15% 24% 18%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Unweighted n) (992)  (475) (517) (159) (259) (398) (176) (329)  (453) (210)
Race Family Income Region
Total White Black Hispanic Under 40K 40-80K 80-100K 100K+ Northeast Midwest South West
Yes 52% 47% 60% 74% 57% 52% 51% 43% 53% 42% 53% 59%
No 27% 30% 20% 18% 23% 31% 29% 40% 30% 34% 25% 24%
Not sure 20% 23% 20% 8% 20% 17% 19% 17% 16% 25% 22% 18%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Unweighted n) (992)  (760) (120)  (112)  (347)  (287)  (61)  (131)  (202)  (215) (367) (208)
Employment Status
Total Full-time Part-time Temporarily laid off Unemployed Retired Permanently disabled Homemaker Student Other
Yes 52% 50% 60% 35% 52% 50% 46% 49% 65% 59%
No 27% 34% 22% 59% 21% 25% 35% 23% 17% 24%
Not sure 20% 16% 18% 6% 27% 24% 19% 28% 18% 17%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Unweighted n) (992) (374) (102) (7) (83) (190) (71) (91) (51) (23)

Note: The table shows responses to the question, "If you had the opportunity to work one more day each week and receive 20 percent more pay, would you take that opportunity?"

Source: YouGov/Huffington Post survey (Delaney and Swanson 2014)

View the underlying data on epi.org.