The answer: none. But Brits take the most of their paid holiday according to research conducted by YouGov. They also receive the second-highest average number of days of leave.

The following chart shows the percentage of workers who take all, or almost all, of their paid holiday, as well as the median number of days of paid leave.

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Source: Statista

Following the United Kingdom is Germany, where 71% of workers take all of their paid holiday. The Germans also receive the highest average number of days off – 30 days a year. France at 62% (nearly 10 percentage points lower) completes the top three.

Four Asian nations appear in the middle of the list – China, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore – while the US and Australia are ranked at the bottom. In these countries, workers take only 44% and 43% of their holiday respectively.

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Author: Joe Myers is a Digital Content Producer at Formative Content.

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