All Work, No Play: Many Adult Workers Running Out of Time

Americans who find that there aren't enough hours in the day to do all they need to get done aren't among the majority of workers, but they still have plenty of company, a new poll shows.

Twenty-eight percent of working adults said that they didn't have enough time to accomplish all they needed to, according to a Gallup survey, released Wednesday. The result compares to 20 percent of non-working adults who feel the same.

The survey, which polled more than 320,000 men and women in all 50 states during the first six months of the year, showed that adults-with-children, women, the college-educated and those aged 30 to 49 were most likely to run short of hours in the day, with about a third of each group of workers saying that they weren't able to accomplish all they needed to.

Groups with the smallest percentage of workers strapped for time include single workers who have never married, as well as younger workers -- those aged 18 to 29 -- and those 64 and older.

The more-educated workers also were less likely to report having enough time to complete what they need to during the day, as did those with higher incomes, Gallup noted.

The latter result suggests that Americans who are financially comfortable find that they have too little time to enjoy the spoils that money can buy.

Perhaps not surprisingly, workers who feel that they lack enough time during the day said that they were less satisfied with their personal lives, and said they experience "a lot of stress" compared to those with more time on their hands, the poll showed.

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