Poll finds many Americans are satisfied with their jobs, household income
71% of U.S. adults reported feeling satisfied with their household income
Work and household income are two areas many adults in the U.S. reported satisfaction, a recent poll found.
More than eight in 10 employed Americans above the age of 18 conveyed satisfaction with their jobs, including 54% who said they felt "very" satisfied, according to the poll on personal life satisfaction published Thursday by Gallup.
Only 9%, meanwhile, indicated they were "somewhat" or "very" dissatisfied with their jobs.
On household income, 71% of all U.S. adults reported feeling satisfied, while 23% said they weren’t, according to Gallup.
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The Census Bureau estimated $70,784 as the U.S. real median household income for 2021, the year of most recently available data.
The Gallup poll found under a third (30%) of those who expressed satisfaction with household income said they felt "very satisfied" with it. Comparatively, that figure was 36% in 2019, according to the poll.
Over three-quarters of Americans indicated some level of satisfaction with their "standard of living, all the things [they] can buy and do," the poll said. Between 2019 and 2023, the percentage of Americans "very satisfied" with that aspect of their personal lives has fallen 9% to 37%.
Gallup suggested inflation Americans are experiencing could be a factor affecting the most recent household income and standard of living satisfaction levels.
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Inflation measured by the consumer price index has been painfully high, as previously reported by FOX Business.
In January, prices went up 0.5% month over month and 6.4% year over year, according to the Labor Department.
Eighty-three percent of Americans expressed satisfaction with the trajectory of their personal lives overall, down 7% from a peak level of 90% in pre-COVID 2020 but on par with the "historical average," Gallup said. Other aspects the poll measured included family life, housing, education and personal health, among others.
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The poll took place via phone Jan. 2 to Jan. 22 and involved over 1,000 adults in the U.S. The poll had a 4% margin of error.