National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted February 1-2, 2009
By Rasmussen Reports
1* On a different topic, how closely have you followed news
stories about a new law giving workers more time to take pay discrimination
cases to court – very closely, somewhat closely, not very closely, not at all
10% Very closely
31% Somewhat closely
28% Not very closely
28% Not at all
3% Not sure
2* In the United States, do men and women generally receive equal pay for equal work?
10% Not sure
3* Are differences in pay between men and women primarily due to discrimination, different levels of experience, different levels of ability or something else?
25% Different levels of experience
18% Different levels of ability
15% Something else
7% Not sure
4* Do you agree or disagree – “Equal pay is by no means just a women's issue, it's a family issue”?
15% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence