Most Americans Still Think Those in Private Sector Work Harder, Earn Less Than Government Employees
24% Say Government Should Hire Long-Term Unemployed
50% Say U.S. Job Market Worse Now Than A Year Ago
National Survey of
Conducted August 4-5, 2011
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