What makes people more scared of losing jobs to tech?

Are the robots coming for your job?

According to a recent survey by YouGov, charted for us by Statista, more than half (57%) of U.S. citizens with incomes under $40,000 a year are at least a little worried that technological advances will eliminate their job. But only 37% of workers with incomes over $80,000 a year are similarly concerned.

These concerns seem to influence opinions about government policy. Overall, more than half (52%) say that the U.S. government should favor protecting jobs over technological progress. But among Americans with incomes over $80,000, more people (45%) think technological progress is more important than job protection (36%).


This article is published in collaboration with Business Insider. Publication does not imply endorsement of views by the World Economic Forum.

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Author: Matt Rosoff runs the tech vertical and the San Francisco bureau for Business Insider.

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