According to an Orbitz news release, nearly one-third (29%) of survey respondents said they felt compelled to stay connected when away from work, an improvement by a 4% drop from last year. In addition, the number of respondents who said they do not check email while on vacation increased 4% to 64%.
Respondents age 18-34 were most likely to report checking in with work or work email at least once a day while on vacation (24% compared to 16% overall), while respondents age 55 and over were much more likely to say they never check in on vacation (76%), the release said.
The survey also found 35% of respondents have taken up to five days of vacation in the past year, a 14% increase from last year. Two thirds (65%) have taken at least a full week off in the past year.
However, the number of respondents who took 10-15 days of vacation (17%) or more than 15 days of vacation (27%) in the past year each dropped 8% from last year. Less than half of Americans polled (44%) said they take two weeks of vacation or more each year.
Sixty percent of survey respondents said their bosses encourage them to use their vacation time, while 25% said their bosses did not.
The poll was conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs with 1,006 consumers age 18 and over.
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