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Most Think Government Workers Get Higher Wages But Don't Work As Hard

Friday, October 29, 2010

Most Americans continue to think government workers have it better than those who work in the private sector.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 68% of Adults think workers in the private sector work harder than government workers, and 59% think the average government worker earns more annually than the average taxpayer. (To see survey question wording, click here).

Nine percent (9%) think government workers work harder than private sector workers, while 24% are not sure which works harder. This has remained relatively unchanged since December of last year.

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on October 23-24, 2010 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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