Congress Is Least Favorable Profession
Friday, September 06, 2013
Entrepreneurs and small business owners rate highest in the public's mind, while members of Congress are still at the other end of the scale.
When Rasmussen Reports asks Americans their opinion of nine major professions, 54% express a Very Favorable opinion of people who start their own businesses, according to a new national telephone survey. Nearly as many (52%) say the same of small business owners. Just two percent (2%) view each of these professions Very Unfavorably. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 3-4, 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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