More American workers would rather have more vacation days than health insurance from their employer, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.
The Washington, DC-based group surveyed 5,902 workers in February with questions about their current jobs, workplace experiences and workplace benefits.
About 62% of workers said having a job that offers paid time off is important, compared to 51% of respondents who said employer-paid insurance is a priority.
For workers who said their employers offer them paid time off for vacations, medical appointments or to deal with minor illnesses, 48% said they take all the time off provided, while 46% said they take less time off than is allowed.
The survey also noted several reasons employees cited for not using all of their time off: 52% said they don̵7;t feel compelled to take time off, but 49% said they worry about falling behind on work if they take extra time off.