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Questions - Promotions - February 23-24, 2013

86% Think Fair Employers Attract Best Workers
86% Believe Individuals Make Their Own Success
34% Say Promotions, Pay Raises Given To Best Workers
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted February 23-24, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* Generally speaking, is someone’s success in life determined primarily by choices and decisions they make or is it mostly a matter of luck?

 

2* Suppose someone works hard and makes good decisions. How likely is it that they will be able to enjoy a middle class lifestyle?

 

3* In most companies, do promotions and pay raises go to the best workers?  [Those who answered “no” were asked] In most companies, what typically determines who gets promotions and pay raises?

 

Best Workers
Politics
Seniority
Luck
Something else
Not sure

 

4* In most government agencies, do promotions and pay raises go to the best workers?  [Those who answered “no” were asked] In most government agencies, what typically determines who gets promotions and pay raises?

 

Best Workers
Politics
Seniority
Luck
Something else
Not sure

 

5* What about where you work, do promotions and pay raises go to the best workers?  [Those Employed Adults who answered “no” were asked] Where you work, what typically determines who gets promotions and pay raises?  (Answered by 620 Employed Adults)

 

Best Workers
Politics
Seniority
Luck
Something else
Not sure

 

6* Do companies that treat their employees fairly attract better workers?

 

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