A majority of the British public believes that a four-day working week will be the typical way of working by the end of the decade.
According to a poll by Survation, 58% of the British public expect a four-day week to be the normal way of working by 2030, with only 22% thinking that it won't.
The polling, commissioned by the 4 Day Week Campaign, also found that 65% of the public supports the government exploring the introduction of a four-day week, with no loss of pay for workers.
The survey results show a small jump in support compared with previous polls carried out by Survation and comes after the results of the world's biggest ever four-day week pilot in the UK concluded in February. At the end of the pilot, which involved 61 companies and nearly 3,000 workers, almost every company that took part decided to continue with a four-day week after the trial ended.
This week, the first-ever local council trial of a four-day week by South Cambridgeshire District Council has been reported as “a success”. There is also a government-backed pilot in Scotland due to start later this year.
Joe Ryle, director of the 4 Day Week Campaign, said: “The results of the UK four-day week trial showed that a four-day week with no loss of pay is a win-win for both workers and employers. We are long overdue for an update to working hours and the British public are ready to say goodbye to the outdated 9-5, five-day working week.
Moving the economy to a four-day week would give everyone the time to be able to live much happier and more fulfilled lives."