How to deal with distracted people
Posted On June 20, 2021
The number of Americans who say they are “stuck” with a distracting or distracting job is at an all-time high, according to a new survey.
According to a survey by the Pew Research Center released Monday, 47% of Americans said they “sometimes” or “often” or sometimes and “sometimes and sometimes” use the internet while working.
That’s up from just 26% last year.
That includes 43% who said they used the internet “often,” which is down from 50% in 2014.
The survey was conducted from October 5 to 12 among 1,002 adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The survey also found that more than one in four people (28%) say they have trouble getting things done while distracted.
And those with jobs that require a lot of concentration (25%) are more likely to say they can’t concentrate on their tasks while distracted, according the survey.
The poll found that 38% of respondents who are “busy” or working more than 30 hours per week say they often or often use the Internet while working, which is up from 23% last season.
Only 7% said they use the network while working at least 30 hours a week.
The percentage of Americans in the middle of their workday who say the same about their jobs as people who are distracted is also on the rise, according, as well.
Thirty-one percent of Americans are busy in their workdays while 39% say they don’t have to be in front of the computer to be distracted.
In a separate survey conducted last month, the Pew poll found the share of Americans working more hours per day is up, but the number who are working more on average has dropped from 31% to 29%.