A new survey of the US population suggests that the US is on the verge of an all-out push to hire personal assistants.

A poll from Gallup found that the number of people who think they’ll need a personal aide to handle personal matters is growing faster than the number who think it’s a luxury item.

The survey of 1,000 adults by the polling firm found that 25 per cent of respondents thought they’d need a service assistant or personal assistant, up from 21 per cent in 2016.

That’s a 5 per cent increase in a little over two years. 

As of January 2018, the survey of more than 1,100 adults had the following question on it: “If you needed to do something for a significant period of time and needed someone to help, who would you consider hiring?”

Among the results: A majority of respondents (55 per cent) said they’d consider hiring an assistant to do all of their household tasks, with 15 per cent saying they’d also consider hiring a personal secretary to manage all the work of their house.

About 12 per cent said they would consider hiring someone to do just the chores of the house, while 10 per cent were looking at hiring a home office worker.

About a third of respondents said they wouldn’t consider hiring anyone.

The other big finding from the survey: The majority of people (58 per cent), including 62 per cent who said they didn’t know how to hire, said they couldn’t hire an individual to do everything. 

The survey of 2,079 adults was conducted online between January 22 and February 7, 2017.

The margin of error was plus or minus 2.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

The data was weighted to match the demographics of the adult population according to census data. 

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 The survey was conducted by Gallup in partnership with research firm SurveyMonkey.

It has a margin of sampling error of plus or plus 2.6 percentage points for the full sample of adults, 19 questions per household.

Posted by The Register of Things at 7:16 am