In a poll by the Bay Area Council, about a third of San Francisco area voters said they expect to do their jobs from home permanently.
The San Francisco metropolitan area had only about 32% of office workers back at their desks as of March 30, the lowest share among 10 U.S. cities.
About 68% of those surveyed by the business group are concerned about the future of the economy in the region, because the recovery of jobs that were lost during the height of the pandemic continues to lag behind that of the state, as well as the nation.
29% of respondents working remotely for at least part of their time said they were also going to a workplace, and 23% said they expect to do so within six months.
San Francisco, with its heavy concentration of tech employers, is particularly vulnerable to remote work that has kept workers out of downtown offices.
Mayor London Breed has been aggressively promoting a return to normalcy and drawing commitments from employers to bring staff back to bolster San Francisco’s economy.