Poll finds that 40% of workers want to stay remote

Home office.
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According to a new poll, roughly 40% of workers would rather work remotely and not return to their offices when the pandemic is over.

The benefits of not having to commute on crowded trains, interstate traffic, or busses that stop every 30 seconds is leading many Americans to want to stay at home, according to a Harris Poll survey for USA Today.

The survey asked 2,100 remote workers from March to April their thoughts on closing up their home offices and returning to their cubicles and desks.

It found that 84% said shedding their commute to work was the most significant benefit of working outside the office, with 58% saying they would seek a new job if they couldn't continue their current job remotely, according to