1 in 5 Americans who watch the Super Bowl call in sick for work the following day

A recent survey revealed that 14 million employed Americans who plan to watch this year’s Super Bowl intend to call out of work on Monday. (Photo: MGN)

(KUTV) - A couple of surveys show that a quarter of Americans do not watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, and 1 in 5 of those watching plan to take a sick day from work the following day on Monday.

A recent survey from Sleep Cycle reports 25% of Americans don’t watch the Super Bowl. For those that do, the majority watch the game at home with a small group of friends, a press release said.

The survey additionally reported that 37% of Americans fall asleep while watching the NFL championship game.

Additionally, a recent survey commissioned by Mucinex and The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated revealed that 14 million employed Americans who plan to watch this year’s Super Bowl intend to call out of work in what historically has been the biggest “sick day” of the year.

The commissioned survey reported 1 in 5 employed Americans claimed they have previously missed work on the Monday after the Super Bowl. Furthermore, 25 percent feel that the Monday after the football game should be considered a national holiday, a media release stated.

Additional results from the unofficial survey by Sleep Cycle are:

• Have you ever fallen asleep while watching the Super Bowl?

o No – 63%

? Men – 65%

? Women – 62%

o Yes – 37%

? Men – 35%

? Women – 38%

• Do you typically sleep in after the Super Bowl?

o No – 63%

? Men – 61%

? Women – 65%

o Yes – 37%

? Men – 39%

? Women – 35%

• Do you attend a Super Bowl party or do you watch it at home?

o I watch it at home with a small group – 46%

? Men – 50%

? Women – 42%

o I don’t watch the Super Bowl – 25%

? Men – 19%

? Women – 31%

o I go to a party – 19%

? Men – 22%

? Women – 17%

o I host a party – 10%

? Men – 10%

? Women – 11%

Additional results from the Mucinex survey reveal:

? 21 percent of employed parents who plan to watch the Super Bowl (and have children under 18 years old) versus only 5 percent of employed Americans (without children under 18) who plan to watch the game say they are likely to call out “sick” the following Monday.

When asked about the most common cold/flu reason they have used or heard someone else use to call out of work when not actually sick, employed Americans gave these top excuses:

? Fever (26 percent)

? Sore throat (14 percent)

? Headache (12 percent)

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