Traits perceived most important for a career in the U.S. in 2016, by importance

This statistic shows the share of Americans who thought specific work-related skills were essential for a successful career in the United States in 2016, by required skill and its importance. In 2016, about 40 percent of U.S. Americans thought it was extremely important to have a detailed understanding of how to use computer technology.

Percentage of U.S. Americans who thought specific work-related traits were essential for a successful career in 2016, by importance

Extremely importantVery importantSomewhat important
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Release date

October 2016


United States

Survey time period

May 25 to June 29, 2016

Number of respondents

5,006 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Adults living in all U.S. states and the District of Columbia

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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