Checking work messages and emails while on vacation in Europe 2018

This statistic illustrates the results of a survey on checking work messages and emails while on holiday, in selected European countries in 2018. According to the study published by Ipsos, 69 percent of Germans agreed that they never check for messages/emails back at their work when they go on vacation. Those in Russia and Serbia were more likely to check their messages, with only 34 percent and 30 percent of respondents saying they don't, respectively.

Share of adults agreeing with the statement "I never check for messages/emails back at my work when I go on vacation" in selected European countries in 2018

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Source

Release date

August 2018

Region

Europe

Survey time period

June 22, 2018 to July 6, 2018

Number of respondents

approx. 85000**

Age group

16-64 years

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source as follows: "[I never check for messages/emails back at my work when I go on vacation] Please indicate if you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly with the following". Results show the total that agreed to some extent.

** Approximately 1,000 respondents per country, except Belgium, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Sweden and Turkey, where the sample was approximately 500+.
Samples were nationally representative, except Russia, Serbia and Turkey, which produced a national sample described as more urban and educated, and with higher incomes than their fellow citizens. The source refers to these respondents as "Upper Deck Consumer Citizens", that are not nationally representative of their country.

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