If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.


Questions - Unemployment - June 29-30, 2013

13% Say Federal Government Should Hire Long-Term Unemployed
71% Say Private Sector Employees Work Harder Than Government Employees
66% Know Someone Out of Work and Looking For Employment
See Toplines
Platinum Page


National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted June 29-30, 2013
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