More than a third of Russia’s residents did not approve of the introduction of a four-day work week for fear of lower income. This is evidenced by data from a survey conducted by the Superjob job search service.
34% of respondents did not support this option for a working week, while 44% of Russians are in favor of a four-day week. TASS…
Also, according to the survey, 63% of citizens assure that they would have coped with the same amount of work in 4 days, and not in the usual 5. At the same time, almost a quarter of Russian residents admitted that four days for work would not have been enough for them.
A similar study was also conducted in February, but then the share of supporters of a four-day work week was 39% against the current 44%. However, the number of Russians convinced of the ability to perform the same amount of work in 4 days dropped from 70% to 63%.
The survey also says that women are more likely than men to support the four-day week, and young people under 34 are also in favor of such a work schedule. At the same time, only 5% of Russian companies allowed the transition to a four-day week, while 76% do not even discuss such a possibility.
The survey participants were 1 thousand employers and 1.6 thousand representatives of the economically active population from all districts of Russia. The study was conducted from June 27 to July 8, 2021.
At the end of May, Alexander Safonov, professor at the Human Resources Department of the Financial University under the Government of Russia, told Izvestia that the implementation of the four-day workweek project is now difficult, as there is a labor shortage in the country, but such a measure would help reduce unemployment rates. He explained that for one employee, the total amount of time worked per week decreases: instead of 40 hours – 32 hours per week.