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Questions - Minimum Wage - July 29-30, 2013

61% Favor Raising Minimum Wage to $10.10 An Hour
74% Oppose Making Minimum Wage Different for Different Age Groups
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted July 29-30, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the minimum wage?

 

2* Is the minimum wage a wage someone can live on?

 

3* Do you favor or oppose raising the minimum wage from the current level of $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour by 2015?

 

4* Should the hourly minimum wage be tied to inflation, so when the cost of living goes up, the minimum wage automatically goes up, too?

 

5* Will tying the minimum wage to inflation help or hurt the economy, or will it have no impact?

 

6* How often do you eat at a fast-food restaurant - rarely or never, at least once a week, two or three times a month, every now and then?

 

7* Would you be willing to pay more for fast food if it meant higher wages for those who work in these restaurants?

 

8* What do you think is the average age range of employees in fast-food restaurants?

 

9* Because of the struggling economy, many minimum-wage jobs are now being filled by older Americans. Should the minimum wage be different for those in different age groups?

 

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