74% Oppose Making Minimum Wage Different for Different Age Groups
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Americans recognize that more minimum-wage fast-food jobs are now being held by workers who are over 20, but while they favor raising the minimum wage, they don’t think that wage should be even higher for those who are older.
Just 33% of American Adults believe the average age range of employees in fast-food restaurants is under 20. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% recognize that the average age of these workers is now 20 to 29. Nine percent (9%) think it’s even higher. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults nationwide was conducted on July 29-30, 2013 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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