Coronavirus Survey Results: 42% of Employees Drinking While Working from Home

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42% say they drink while working from home due to coronavirus

Every day hundreds of thousands of professionals use Fishbowl to discuss workplace issues, allowing us to survey these employees on relevant work-related topics.

For more than a month now, millions of employees have been working from home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This recent shift to remote work has certainly been an adjustment for all; we have discovered that 54% fear layoffs at their company, a decline in synergy with coworkers has been the biggest obstacle while working from home, 62% of working parents are unable to juggle childcare while working from home, and according to teachers, less than half of students are showing up for their remote classes. 

In our most recent survey, we decided to survey our professionals to see just how prevalent drinking on the job has become amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked professionals on Fishbowl one simple question: 

“Do you ever drink alcohol while working from home?”

Professionals could answer with Yes or No and the survey ran April 15 through April 18, 2020. The survey was answered by 12,895 verified  professionals from across the U.S. on the Fishbowl app and included companies such as JP Morgan, Facebook, McKinsey, Tesla, Bank of America, BCG, Deloitte, Amazon, Edelman, Nike, Google, KPMG, and thousands of others.

Coronavirus Survey Results

  • Overall, 41.76% responded that they drink while on the clock and working from home.
  • North Carolina had the highest percentage answering with Yes, with 47.7%. Following closely behind were Oregon (47.58%), Connecticut (47.41%), Colorado (46.93%), and Washington (46.3%). 
  • Arkansas had the lowest percentage answering with Yes, with 28.85%. Following closely behind were New Jersey (32.94%), Virginia (35.47%), Michigan (37.83%), and Missouri (37.96%). 
  • Advertising and marketing agency employees had the highest percentage of employees answering with Yes, with 49.14%.

Looking for more data showing the impact Covid-19 is having on employees? Here’s what we found in four other recent surveys:

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