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Questions - Unemployment - April 30-May 1, 2014

Most Still Think Government Workers Better Off Than Those in Private Sector
36% Say More Government Hiring Would Be Good for Economy
42% Know Someone Who Has Given Up Looking for a Job
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted April 30-May 1, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports

 

 

1* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?

 

2* Do you know anyone who, out of frustration with the difficult job market, has given up looking for a job?

 

3* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?

 

4* A year from today will unemployment be higher than it is today, lower than it is today or about the same as it is today?

 

5* If people can’t find work after an extended period of time, should the federal government hire them, pay for their retraining, extend their unemployment benefits indefinitely or do nothing at all? 

 

6* If the federal government hires more people, is that good for the economy, bad for the economy, or does it have no impact on the economy?

 

7* Do government workers have more job security or less job security than workers in the private sector?

8* Who works harder, government workers or workers in the private sector?

9* Does the average government worker earn more annually than the average private sector worker?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence