Survey: 25% of Workers Say Political Preferences Expressed at Work

July 26, 2007 ( - Nearly one-quarter of U.S. workers say their managers openly express their political preferences at work, and about the same number of workers say they do not fit in with their company's culture in terms of politics, a recent survey found.

The survey of about 750 adults by The Marline Company found that 38% of U.S. workers feel that presidential candidates are not addressing workplace issues, including health care, retirement and pay. Another 23% of U.S. workers said they weren t sure whether the candidates were adequately addressing these topics or not.

Younger workers reported being more likely to fit into their company’s political culture than older workers, with 76% of employees ages 18-34 saying they felt comfortable talking about their political views and 64% of those over age 50 saying they felt comfortable.

Those ages 18 to 34 were more likely (33%) to say they have managers who made it clear which political candidates they preferred, compared to 16% of those age 50 or older.

Men were more likely than women to say they felt comfortable talking about politics at the workplace, with 75% indicating so, compared to 64% of women.

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