(POLL) Most Americans still say their jobs can’t be done by robots

Controversies about artificial intelligence (AI) keep making headlines, but fewer than one-in-five Americans think their job could be done by a robot.

That’s according to a recent Rasmussen Reports.

The survey found that 18% of American adults say their job could be done by a robot, while 65% think a robot couldn’t do their job and another 16% are not sure.

The number who believe their job could be done by a robot has declined from 21% last June. 

Artificial intelligence made big news last month with the debut of Google’s Gemini AI project. The debut set off a firestorm with backlash over Gemini’s chatbot image AI generation tool creating diverse images that were not historically or factually accurate.

As for the future, a majority (56%) of Americans do believe it’s likely that most jobs in U.S. will be done by robots or computers 25 years from now, including 23% who consider such a takeover “very likely.”

Thirty-three percent (33%) don’t think it’s likely robots or computers will be doing most jobs in 25 years, while another 11% are not sure.

In June, 67% thought it was at least somewhat likely most jobs would be done by robots or computers in 25 years.

To see survey question wording, click here.

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4 thoughts on “(POLL) Most Americans still say their jobs can’t be done by robots”

  1. I wish you all would look into unions. I recently found out that the unions in the New York City area have their benefits paid by the city of New York. I don’t understand that since they’re actually not working for the City of New York. Would you all consider doing a piece on that. Please look into a union called BJ 32. Thank you for anything you can do.

  2. Richard Sinnott

    Great job on Full Measure today, a documenting of the harm caused by bioweapons.
    Talking about and showing the latex-looking material in the veins of so many, unheard of in days gone by, is brave Sharyl, thanks so much.

  3. Richard San Mames

    I feel that people are kidding themselves in most part thinking that their jobs can’t be done by robots or computers. People thought that computers will never run by themselves including the CEO of IBM and now just about anyone has a computer at home, People thought that computer programmers was the future but know days you can even get free programs and the list goes on. You are kidding yourself to think that eventually you will not be replaced by AI or a robot. We all ready have robots at burger joints, in farms picking crops, self driving vehicles, etc. and we are plastically at their infantry. Today’s cellphones are more powerful than the computer the astronauts used to go to the moon in 1969, GOD knows what’s next, so be ready just in case.

  4. Catherine Wallenmeyer

    I would like you to do investigative story on why general aviations are getting millions in grant money – our tax dollars and are driving us out of our homes with constant noise and lead pollutions while politicians refuse to help constituents. All
    Democrats ignoring Republican residents ! It’s making our health a crisis and not one Democrat in Montgomery County from
    The county to the Congress will
    Address our concerns. We need a story to understand why they are training predominately Israeli
    Pilots at Montgomery County Airpark – they hide all the financials and made the Airpark an LLC shielding us
    From getting any documents.

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