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Super Bowl Fever May Sideline Record 17.2 Million Workers on Monday

January 30, 2019 GMT

LOWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 30, 2019--A new survey commissioned by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated and conducted by The Harris Poll estimates that 17.2 million 1 employed U.S. adults may miss work the day after Super Bowl LIII – making Monday, Feb. 4 the largest-ever anticipated day of Super Bowl-related absenteeism since The Workforce Institute at Kronos began tracking this phenomenon in 2005. 2

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The “Super Bowl Fever survey” was conducted online from Jan. 9-11, 2019 among 1,107 employed U.S. adults aged 18 and older. All percentages cited are based directly from survey results, while population estimates have been extrapolated based on survey results and the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, which found there are 156.9 million employed people aged 18 and older in the U.S.

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About The Workforce Institute at Kronos The Workforce Institute at Kronos provides research and education on critical workplace issues facing organizations around the globe. By bringing together thought leaders, The Workforce Institute at Kronos is uniquely positioned to empower organizations with the knowledge and information they need to manage their workforce effectively and provide a voice for employees on important workplace issues. A hallmark of The Workforce Institute’s research is balancing the needs and desires of diverse employee populations with the needs of organizations. For additional information, visit www.workforceinstitute.org.

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Survey Methodology The 2019 survey was conducted online with the U.S. by The Harris Poll from Jan. 9-11 among 1,107 employed adults ages 18 and older. The 2016 survey was conducted online with the U.S. by The Harris Poll from January 27-29, among 1,068 employed adults ages 18 and older. These online surveys are not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact .

Footnote 1: Calculation based on that estimates there are 156.9 million employed people in the U.S.: 156.9 million * 0.11 of employed adults who plan to stay home = 17,259,000

Footnote 2: Respondents were asked similar but different questions in 2016 and 2019

Footnote 3: Please see for 2016 survey results

Footnote 4: Calculation based on that estimates there are 156.9 million employed people in the U.S.: 156.9 million * .05 of employed adults who plan to take a pre-approved day off = 7,845,000

Footnote 5: Calculation based on that estimates there are 156.9 million employed people in the U.S.: 156.9 million * .03 of employed adults who plan to take a sick day even if they are not sick= 4,707,000

Footnote 6: Calculation based on that estimates there are 156.9 million employed people in the U.S.: 156.9 million * .02 of employed adults who plan to go into work late= 3,138,000

Footnote 7: Calculation based on that estimates there are 156.9 million employed people in the U.S.: 156.9 million * .04 of employed adults who plan to leave work early = 6,276,000

Footnote 8: Calculation based on that estimates there are 156.9 million employed people in the U.S.: 156.9 million * .08 of employed adults who plan to work remotely = 12,552,000

Footnote 9: Calculation based on that estimates there are 156.9 million employed people in the U.S.: 156.9 million *.06 of employed adults who are not sure what they will do= 9,414,000

Footnote 10: 45 percent aged 18-34, 29 percent aged 35-44, 23 percent aged 45-54, and 22 percent aged 55-64.

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