Percentage of employed americans who check for their work e-mails during holidays

According to a new survey from Xobni and Harris Interactive,

59 percent of employed Americans (adults, 18 years and older) check their e-mail during holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Out of these 59 percent: More than half (55%) check their work e-mails at least once a day, while about 28% check their e-mails multiple times throughout the day.

What is the reaction when Americans stumble upon some work related email in their inbox, while holidaying:


Forty-one percent say that they’re typically annoyed or frustrated. . At least 12% of respondents admit to feeling dread.

Has Age decreases this feeling of annoyance and frustration:


The survey finds it to be the case.
Younger adults — specifically, 56% in the 18-34 demographic — are most likely to express these sentiments. Meanwhile, only 39% of those between 35 and 44, and 30% of those in the 45-54 age range, admit to being annoyed by work-related e-mails during the holidays.

Does the survey stumbled some workaholic Americans too?


42% of those who check their work e-mail also say they feel it’s important to stay up-to-date. For some it eases the post holidaying work load; while for a small number (19%) the e-mails occasionally serve as a welcome distraction.

Has gender some role to Play ?


Men are most likely to check their work e-mails during breaks.
The survey found that, region-wise, employed American adults who are in the southern U.S.— are more likely to check their in-boxes. 63 out of every hundred.

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