Nearly one-third of American workers (31%) say they believe it would be possible for their employer to hire someone outside the country to do the job they are doing right now. However, this assessment that offshoring is a potential threat to one’s own job has not been accompanied by a spike in the percentage of workers who believe they are in danger of being laid off in the coming year. Just 13% of workers surveyed say it is “very” or “fairly” likely that this will happen to them, a figure that is virtually unchanged since 1975, when Gallup began asking this question. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.