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NORC GSS Economy and workplace issues over time

Many Americans Would Continue Working Even if Rich

Data from the General Social Survey: 1998 to 2016

Percentage of Americans who said they would continue working even if they had enough money to live as comfortably as they would like for the rest of their lives.

Many Americans Would Continue Working Even if Rich
Rates are comparable within each demographic category (e.g. Female to Male within Gender), but not across categories (e.g. Female to Republican). Number of respondents range from 430 (2004) to 896 (2006). Data are weighted. We did not control for current employment due to sample size. Explore more trends at: gssdataexplorer.norc.org/trends