Slight majority of Delaware employees OK with working from home on permanent basis

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A survey from a workplace social network indicates that a slight majority of Delaware employees want to work from home from now on.

A report from Fishbowl indicates that a total of 131 employees responded to the survey with51.15 percent opting for working from home permanently.

The state ranked in the lower tier in the percentage of workers who want to work at home on a permanent basis. The national average was 55 percent.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced employees to switch from a formal workplace to an at-home office to help prevent the spread of the virus.

In previous surveys, the company learned that 54 percent fear layoffs at their company, 42 percent of workers drink while working from home, and 55 percent of professional employees are now working more hours than before the pandemic.

The work at home permanently survey was answered by more 17,000 verified professionals on the Fishbowl app from across the U.S.

Respondents included employees at companies such as IBM, JP Morgan, Facebook, McKinsey, Deloitte, Bank of America, Amazon, Edelman, Nike, Google, KPMG, and thousands of others.

Nationwide findings

  • 54.64 percent of respondents answered that they would choose working from home as the new normal.

  • 59.37 percent of female respondents answered that they would choose to work from home permanently, while 50.52 percent of the males surveyed said that they would prefer this option.

  • Tech employees had the highest percentage of employees preferring to permanently work from home, with 68.41 percent, followed by Advertising and Marketing employees with 61.74 percent.

  • K-12 Teachers were the only group with less than half preferring to work from home, with 33.57 percent. The next lowest was Human Resources, with 50.81 percent.

  • Among states with more than 100 responses, Missouri had the highest percentage of respondents who answered they would opt for working from home with 61.61 percent. Following closely behind were Virginia (61.37 percent) and New Jersey (60.25 percent).
    South Carolina had the lowest percentage of employees who would prefer to permanently work from home, with just 41.72 percent. Following behind South Carolina were Pennsylvania (45.81 percent) Minnesota (49.49 percent). These were also the only three states in which a majority of respondents said they would not prefer to permanently work from home.

Fishbowl is accessible through its mobile app available on iOS and Android devices and is free for all users. (See state results below

If your company approved, would you choose to work from home permanently?
State Yes No Total Yes No
Missouri 138 86 224 61.61% 38.39%
Virginia 399 251 650 61.38% 38.62%
New Jersey 485 320 805 60.25% 39.75%
California 828 602 1430 57.90% 42.10%
Maryland 231 170 401 57.61% 42.39%
Texas 614 459 1073 57.22% 42.78%
States W/ Under 100 Responses 683 511 1194 57.20% 42.80%
Florida 590 444 1034 57.06% 42.94%
Arizona 240 185 425 56.47% 43.53%
Connecticut 194 150 344 56.40% 43.60%
North Carolina 340 274 614 55.37% 44.63%
Ohio 341 276 617 55.27% 44.73%
Oregon 190 155 345 55.07% 44.93%
Kentucky 57 48 105 54.29% 45.71%
District of Columbia 211 179 390 54.10% 45.90%
New York 950 811 1761 53.95% 46.05%
Indiana 168 144 312 53.85% 46.15%
Alabama 72 62 134 53.73% 46.27%
Washington 246 222 468 52.56% 47.44%
Georgia 334 303 637 52.43% 47.57%
Colorado 235 214 449 52.34% 47.66%
Nevada 60 55 115 52.17% 47.83%
Wisconsin 157 144 301 52.16% 47.84%
Tennessee 151 144 295 51.19% 48.81%
Delaware 67 64 131 51.15% 48.85%
Michigan 137 133 270 50.74% 49.26%
Massachusetts 268 262 530 50.57% 49.43%
Illinois 696 695 1391 50.04% 49.96%
Minnesota 162 166 328 49.39% 50.61%
Pennsylvania 312 369 681 45.81% 54.19%
South Carolina 63 88 151 41.72% 58.28%
Total 9,619 7,986 17,605 54.64% 45.36%
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