Pray silently: More than 40% of readers believe that their spiritual beliefs should be covert within the office. Underscoring the point that privacy remains an important characteristic in the American workplace, only 2.4% expressly signaled otherwise. Another revealing outcome is that only 16.7% expressly denied being a spiritual or religious person, with 83.3% implicitly accepting that they were. This is a high number, consistent with other polls on the topic, but it comes with a strong caveat that people overwhelmingly want their faith or religion held as a private matter when it comes to the workplace. --Eva Schmatz, president, Summus Limited

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