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Poll: Labor Unions Viewed Favorably by 58%

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Americans have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of labor unions while 33% disagree and have an unfavorable view. Those figures, from a Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 adults, include 23% with a “very favorable” opinion and 12% with a “very unfavorable” view.

By way of comparison, 69% of Americans have a favorable opinion of a company the unions love to hate—Walmart. Twenty-nine percent (29%) have an unfavorable opinion of the retail giant. Forty-eight percent (48%) have a favorable opinion of General Motors while 21% hold the opposite view.

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