Polling carried out by Survation (commissioned by Autonomy) reveals strong support for a four-day week in the UK.
The polling comes as 42 cross-party MPs from Labour, SNP, Plaid Cymru, the SDLP and the Green Party have signed an Early Day Motion calling on the Government to set up a commission to consider the proposal.
The full question in the polling from Survation was:
Q1. Some people have recently suggested that a four-day working week could help us recover from the impact of COVID-19 by sharing work more equally across the economy, with no reduction in pay for workers except for the highest earners. Supporters say it could improve wellbeing, boost the economy and reduce sick days, while some businesses argue their wage bill may increase whilst paying current wages for shorter hours. To what extent would you support or oppose the government exploring the introduction of a four day working week?