Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Most Americans still believe government workers have more job security than those in the private sector.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of American Adults shows that 66% believe government workers have more job security than workers in the private sector. Only 12% believe government employees have less job security than private sector workers while 16% it’s all about the same level. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Only 13% of Americans believe government employees work harder than private sector workers. Sixty-six percent (66%) say private employees work harder, but 21% more are not sure. Those numbers are more in line with those found last year.
A majority of government workers (52%) believe they have more job security than private sector workers, a sentiment shared by 64% of private sector workers.
The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on February 25-26, 2011 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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