Ipsos Global @dvisory: Taking a Break

Employees in 24 Countries Tell Us if They Use Up all of Their Holidays Granted by Their Organization

Friday, August 06, 2010

Washington, DC- A major analysis of world public opinion was released today by Ipsos— one of the world’s largest market and opinion research companies. The report, titled “Ipsos Global @dvisory: Taking a Break”, is based on 12,691 recent interviews in 24 countries comprising 75% of the world’s GDP, and breaks down which employees are more inclined (and which ones are more reluctant) to use all of their company allotted vacation time. The full report is free of charge and may be downloaded by clicking on the link to the right.

These are the findings from the tenth wave of the Ipsos Global @dvisor Omnibus, an online survey of citizen-consumers across 24 countries. For this survey, an international sample of employed adults aged 18-64 in the U.S. and Canada, and aged 16-64 in all other countries, were interviewed. Unweighted base of employed adults 12,691: Argentina 327, Australia 576, Belgium 285, Brazil 676, Canada 699, China 860, France 602, Germany, 718, Great Britain 658, Hungary 487, India 904, Indonesia 416, Italy 622, Japan 643, Mexico 382, Poland 333, Russia 451, Saudi Arabia 304, South Africa 446, South Korea 358, Spain 608, Sweden 340, Turkey 335, United States 661. Weighted base of employed adults 8,090: Argentina 302, Australia 304, Belgium 291, Brazil 338, Canada 344, China 406, France 314, Germany 359, Great Britain 333, Hungary 238, India 422, Indonesia 421, Italy 317, Japan 318, Mexico 327, Poland 326, Russia 443, Saudi Arabia 229, South Africa 395, South Korea 351, Spain 306, Sweden 343, Turkey 333, United States 331. A survey with an unweighted probability sample of 1000 and a 100% response rate would have an estimated margin of error of ±3.1 percentage points 19 times out of 20 per country of what the results would have been had the entire population of adults in that country had been polled.

For more information on this news release, please contact:

John Wright
SVP & Managing Director, Public Opinion Polling
Ipsos Public Affairs

For all Reuters/Ipsos Polls go to: http://www.ipsos-na.com/news-polls/reuters-polls/

For information about Ipsos and access to all Media and Polling Releases go to: http://www.ipsos-na.com

About Ipsos

Ipsos is a leading global survey-based market research company, owned and managed by research professionals. Ipsos helps interpret, simulate, and anticipate the needs and responses of consumers, customers, and citizens around the world. Member companies assess market potential and interpret market trends. They develop and build brands. They help clients build long-term relationships with their customers. They test advertising and study audience responses to various media. They measure public opinion around the globe. Ipsos member companies offer expertise in advertising, customer loyalty, marketing, media, and public affairs research, as well as forecasting, modeling, and consulting. Ipsos has a full line of custom, syndicated, omnibus, panel, and online research products and services, guided by industry experts and bolstered by advanced analytics and methodologies. The company was founded in 1975 and has been publicly traded since 1999. In 2009, Ipsos generated global revenues of €943.7 million ($1.33 billion U.S.). Visit www.ipsos-na.com to learn more about Ipsos offerings and capabilities. Ipsos, listed on the Eurolist of Euronext – Comp B, is part of SBF 120 and the Mid-100 Index, adheres to the Next Prime segment and is eligible to the Deferred Settlement System. Isin FR0000073298, Reuters ISOS.PA, Bloomberg IPS:FP.

About Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: TRI) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TRI). For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com

Ipsos Global @dvisory: Taking a Break


Nik Samoylov
Senior Account Manager, US
Ipsos Public Affairs