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Regular Fast-Food Diners Don't Want to Pay More to Raise Minimum Wage

Friday, April 10, 2015

Fast food giant McDonald’s recently announced it will raise its hourly wage by more than 10% starting this July.  But Americans aren’t thrilled about the possibility of paying higher prices for fast food to support those higher salaries.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 26% of American Adults rarely or never eat at fast-food restaurants. Fifty-one percent (51%) eat at such restaurants at least two to three times a month, unchanged from last October. This includes 29% who eat fast food at least once a week. Twenty-two percent (22%) say they eat at a fast-food restaurant every now and then. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on April 2 & 5, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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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