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Quartz|SurveyMonkey poll: pay and workplace culture

Quartz|SurveyMonkey poll: pay and workplace culture

Are you happy with your salary? With your boss? Do you feel like you can share your opinions at work? Our new poll for Quartz asked more than 2,000 workers in the U.S. for their answers to those questions and more. Here's what we found:

  • A large majority of workers (72 percent) believe their employers do their best to pay employees well.
  • But, only about half (51 percent) say they’re satisfied with their current salary.
  • More than two-thirds of workers (68 percent) are comfortable sharing their opinions at work.
    • Men are more likely than women to feel comfortable speaking up (72 vs. 63 percent)
    • Black workers are more likely than White workers to feel comfortable sharing their opinions (73 vs. 67 percent), though Hispanics trail at 65 percent
  • Men and women are equally likely to say they've:
    • Earned more money at a previous job (46 percent)
    • Left a job only because it didn't pay enough (49 percent)
    • Asked for a raise (60 percent)
  • Nearly half of workers in the U.S. (48 percent) say they can be "fully themselves" at work.

Click through all of the results for yourself below!

Question Text:
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: My employer does its best to pay employees well?
How satisfied do you think your coworkers are with their salaries?
Thinking about your current salary, would you say that it is more than enough so that you can save and buy some extras, just enough to meet your bills and obligations, or not enough to meet your bills and obligations?
Have you ever…Earned more money at a previous job?
Have you ever…Left a job because only it didn’t pay enough?
Have you ever…Asked for a raise?
What was the outcome the last time you asked for a raise?
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? My company talks about its values, but it doesn’t live by them.
Do you feel like you can be yourself at work?
How comfortable are you sharing your opinions at work?

*employees *businesses