Millennials are not OK with using emoji at work

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Emoji: it's the language of the future. Those cute little emoticons can also help you get laid, apparently. But even America's youngest workers say they're not appropriate for office emails.


That's according to Fusion's Massive Millennial Poll, which surveyed 1,000 18- to 34-year-olds on everything from politics and dating to race issues. (For full results and methodology, click here.)

When asked whether there are instances in which it's OK to use emoji for work communication, 35 percent of young adults said yes. But a majority of 57 percent said no, and 8 percent said they weren't sure.


Among all demographic groups, self-described liberals were most pro-work emoji, at 41 percent, followed by college graduates, at 39 percent. African-Americans were less forgiving than whites and Hispanic, with 66 percent saying their use was not OK compared with 56 and 58 percent, respectively.

Women and men had the same "yes" response rate, at 35 percent.

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Fusion’s Massive Millennial Poll surveyed 1,000 people between the ages of 18 to 34, with a general population sample and an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points. The interviews were conducted via telephone from Jan. 6 to Jan. 11. For more on our methodology and poll results, click here.

Rob covers business, economics and the environment for Fusion. He previously worked at Business Insider. He grew up in Chicago.

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