September 27, 2012 3:46 am
The survey was conducted from August 13 to September 6, 2012 and included more than 4,100 workers nationwide. According to the results, the professions with the highest proportions of workers stating they are less productive without coffee vary widely. Those who need coffee to get through the workday the most are:
1) Food Preparation/Service Workers
3) Sales Representatives
4) Marketing/Public Relations Professionals
5) Nurses (Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant)
6) Editors/Writers/Media Workers
7) Business Executives
8) Teachers/Instructors (K-12)
9) Engineering Technicians/Support
10) IT Managers/Network Administrators
The survey also shows other ways that coffee fits into people's "daily grind" in the workplace. For example:
-Let's drink two: Sixty-three percent (63%) of workers who drink coffee actually drink two cups or more each workday. Twenty-eight percent (28%) drink three cups or more.
-Coffee helps younger workers stay productive: The majority of younger workers need coffee for energy and motivation, as 62 percent of workers aged 18 to 24 say they are less productive without coffee, with 58 percent of workers aged 25 to 34 making the same claim.
-Workers in the Northeast are cup champions: Fifty-five percent (55%) of workers claim to drink at least one cup of coffee each workday. Geographically, 64 percent of workers in the Northeast drink at least one cup per day, compared to the South at 54 percent and the Midwest and West at 51 percent.
-Higher productivity boost for women: Overall, 43 percent of workers who drink coffee claim they are less productive without their cup of Joe. Forty-seven percent (47%) of female workers claim they are less productive without coffee, compared to 40 percent of male workers.
Source: Dunkin' Donuts, CareerBuilder®
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