The older the French are, the more they consider that the active population will have to work longer
57% of French people believe that in the coming years active people will have to work longer, 34% that they will have to work the same length of time as today, 8% less than before, while 1% have no opinion.
French people’s opinion on this question is correlated with their age. The older they are, the more likely they are to consider that active people will have to work longer. This opinion is shared by 42% of the 18-24 age group, 53% of 25-49s, 58% of 50-64s and 70% of people aged 65 and over. 43% of 18-24s also believe that active people will have to work the same length of time as they already do today.
The same correlation exists within social categories: 47% of workers consider that they will have to work longer while 52% of employees, 55% of middle professions and 70% of managers and higher intellectual professions do.
The vast majority of François Fillon and Emmanuel Macron voters believe that working people will have to work longer, 80% and 67% respectively. A slight majority (55%) of Marine Le Pen voters share this point of view, while 48% of Benoît Hamon voters and 41% of Jean-Luc Mélenchon voters are rather divided and consider that working people will have to work longer, against 47% and 45% believing that working people will work the same length of time as they do today.