In poll results that provide an insight to the insecurity being felt after the 2008-2009 recession, only 35% of American respondents will quit working if they won $10 million in the lottery. The Gallup poll of U.S. workers, based on phone interviews conducted from 7 to 11 August also revealed that 44% will continue working, and 23% will look for another job.
This may be compared to a similar poll conducted before the recession in which 39-44% of those polled would want to quit working. While this may seem to indicate financial insecurity of the respondents, this may also be a reflection of the eroded value of the dollar.
Gallup asked 1,039 adults and claims its results have a margin of error of 3 percentage points with 95 percent confidence.