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Gallup poll: 1 in 4 workers still afraid of catching COVID at work

One in four workers still fears contracting COVID-19 at work, but that percentage continues to steadily decline, according to the latest Gallup poll.

Twenty-six percent of employed adults expressed concern, down from 33% in July and 36% a year ago. The percentage is steadily declining from a July 2020 high of 51%, according to Gallup report.

“Concerns about workplace exposure to COVID-19 continue to be more pronounced among women, Democrats, educators, and health care workers than others,” said the pollster.

A recent poll found that 38% of Democrats, 40% of educators, 34% of healthcare workers and 33% of women are very or somewhat concerned about catching COVID in the workplace. I was.

Only 21% of men, 26% of independents and 9% of Republicans expressed the same fear.

A proportion of hybrid workers (31%) expressed more fear of contracting COVID at work than onsite employees (27%) or fully remote workers (21%).It may partly explain ” [hybrid workers’] I don’t feel comfortable being in the office full-time,” Gallup said.

Gallup surveyed a random national sample of 1,174 adults working full- or part-time jobs using a self-administered web poll from October 11-19. Error bars were plus or minus 2 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. Gallup poll: 1 in 4 workers still afraid of catching COVID at work

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