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Economic Fairness

For Voters, Growth Still Tops Fairness When It Comes to the Economy

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Voters still believe there is a conflict between economic growth and economic fairness but also continue to feel that economic growth is the more important of the two.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 83% of Likely U.S. Voters rate policies that encourage economic fairness as important, with 55% who say they are Very Important. But that compares to 94% who rate policies that encourage economic growth as important, including 72% who view them as Very Important. Thirteen (13%) say economic policies are not very or Not At All Important, while only four percent (4%) feel that way about policies to encourage economic growth. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 16-17, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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