Men are more optimistic about an economic rebound than women, according to a new research series by Yahoo Finance and Harris Poll conducted from June 15 to 17. Here are some more highlights from the poll.


Only 4% of workers have returned to their normal work sites

54% | Percentage of survey respondents who say they’re currently working from home because of the coronavirus
40% | Are working from home full-time
13% | Are working from home part-time
32% | Working at their normal workplace, with no change in routine
4% | Have returned to their normal work sites


Higher-paid and higher-educated workers are more likely to work from home

60% | Percentage of college graduates who say they’re working at home full-time because of the virus
26% | Percentage of high school graduates who say they’re working at home full-time because of the virus


A slight majority of at-home workers prefer the work change

51% | Say that it is better than traditional workplace
30% | Say it is worse
19% | Say it’s about the same


Few of those surveyed believe their lost jobs are permanent

3% | Say it’s a permanent job loss
7% | Say it’s a temporary job loss
16% | Say they’re working fewer hours
6%| Say they’re working more hours


Two-thirds of survey respondents believe they will be back to their spending levels in less than a year

66% |
Percentage of respondents expect their spending to fully recover within 12 months
17% | Think it will take more than one year
5% | Say it will never return to pre-virus levels


Higher-income Americans see a quicker than return to traditional workplace

74% | Higher-income Americans who see a recovery in their spending in less than a year
59% | Lower-income Americans see a recovery of their spending in less than a year
5% | Say their spending will never return to pre-virus levels.


Find out more from the Yahoo Finance-Harris Poll.
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