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Do Americans Like The Idea of Raising Minimum Wage?

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Earlier this week, North Carolina became one of at least four states to raise the hourly minimum wage of state workers to $15. Though Americans increasingly believe that raising the minimum wage will benefit the country’s economy, few want to see their state follow suit in raising it to $15 an hour.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of American Adults believe raising the hourly minimum wage will help the economy, while 30% think it will hurt the economy. Thirteen percent (13%) feel raising the minimum wage will have no impact on the economy. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 20-21, 2018 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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