American adults' views of jobs being replaced by robots/computer within lifetime 2017

This statistic shows the distribution of opinion among American adults as to the likelihood of different jobs being replaced by robots or computers, according to a survey in May 2017. Only four percent of respondents agreed that nurses will very likely be replaced by robots or computer, while 38 percent believed it was very likely that fast food workers would be replaced.

Probability of jobs being replaced by robots or computers within one's lifetime, according to American adults, as of May 2017

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Source

Release date

October 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 1 to 15, 2017

Number of respondents

4,135 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

Share of respondents who did not give an answer is not shown.
* Refers to workers currently employed.

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