As a new way to live in America, the idea has been suggested of building factories in rural areas -- away from cities -- and running them on part-time jobs. Under this arrangement the man and the woman would each work 3 days a week and 6 hours a day. People would have enough spare time to build their own houses, to cultivate a garden and for hobbies and other outside interests. How interested would you be in this way of life?Over half of the adult population expressed interest in the idea, including 40 percent who said they were either "definitely" or "probably" interested. Surprisingly, almost two-thirds of the college educated expressed interest, as did 58% of those with family incomes in the top quarter of the population.
These latter two findings are important -- particularly from an employer's point of view -- because they indicate it is not primarily the poor and uneducated who are attracted to the idea. A complete analysis of the results is contained in a special report Gallup issued, The Public's Attitudes Towards a New Way of Life in America, from which the tables below are taken: