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Economic Fairness

Voters Still Put Economic Growth Ahead of Economic Fairness

Friday, July 18, 2014

Half of voters continue to believe that there is a conflict between economic growth and fairness, and most still consider the former to be more important. However, the number who consider fairness more important continues to inch up.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 79% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that policies that encourage economic fairness are at least somewhat important, with 49% who think they are Very Important. Fifteen percent (15%) rate policies that encourage economic fairness as not very or Not At All Important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 15-16, 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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