Weekends fly by for many Americans: Survey

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Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): Weekends just fly by for more than half of Americans, according to a new poll.

In the survey, 63 percent said they don't feel rested or relaxed at the end of the weekend while only 34 percent said they feel relaxed and ready for Monday morning.

Americans who are working and parents of kids under age 18 are even less likely to feel rested and relaxed at the end of a weekend, reports CBS News.

In the survey, 42 percent of working Americans said they would give up a day's pay per week in exchange for a longer weekend to spend more time with family and friends while 53 percent of Americans said they would rather keep their current hours and pay even it means less time with family.

Individuals at lower income levels are more unwilling to give up a day of work, while women are more likely than men to sacrifice a day's pay for more time with their family.

The survey also revealed that most Americans don't expect their relaxation time to increase in the coming decade.

Of those surveyed, 39 percent say that in the next 10 years, Americans will be spending more hours working, while just one in 10 expect to have more leisure time. Half say the amount of hours they work will remain the same.

Also, over six in 10 married Americans say they are satisfied with the amount of time they spend alone with their spouse on a typical weekend.

However, nearly a third admit they don't get enough "alone time" with their husband or wife. Among parents of children under 18, this number rises to 51 percent.

When not alone with a spouse, Americans are also helping their kids have fun-filled weekends. (ANI)

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