September 5, 2004 05:10 AM EDT WASHINGTON - Like a majority of Americans, nurse Peggy Branan feels her job is satisfying and that she is paid fairly. Many workers express concern about job stress, retirement benefits and health care, according to an Associated Press poll, but Branan is not one of them. "I feel blessed to be able to get paid for what I enjoy doing," said Branan, a nurse for 21 years. "I'm very active in my church. My role as a nurse is a way to fulfill my role as a Catholic." The poll on the public's attitudes about work found that most workers in the United States were at least fairly satisfied with their jobs. A sizable number say they were unhappy with the stress level, health care and retirement benefits of their jobs. Seven in 10 surveyed said they are paid fairly. Men were more likely than women to feel this way. For Branan, a 44-year-old nurse from the New Orleans area, work is an important part of who she is. That same kind of feeling was shared by six in 10 workers. As people celebrate Labor Day this weekend, about half of the workers surveyed say they find their job very satisfying and four in 10 rated it somewhat satisfying, according to the poll conducted for the AP by Ipsos-Public Affairs. "The level of the public's satisfaction with work is high and has been quite stable for the last 30 years," said Tom Smith, director of the General Social Survey at the National Opinion Research Center in Chicago. http://start.earthlink.net/newsarticle?cat=1&aid=D84TEC300_story I enjoy working at my job!