84% Would Take Less Pay For Job They Enjoy or Believe In

In evaluating any job offer, there’s more involved than just the paycheck.

A ScottRasmussen.com national poll found that 84% of voters would take a bit less pay to do something they enjoy or believe in. The survey also found that 76% would also take less pay for more flexible hours. And, 76% think a smaller check might be worthwhile to gain experience that could lead to better jobs in the future.

Fewer than half would take less pay to work where they could make important industry contacts (46%), had the opportunity for travel (41%), something that looks good on a resume (41%), friends who worked at the company (32%), or the chance to meet famous people (24%).

See full crosstab results.

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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted April 9-10, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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