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34% Say Promotions, Pay Raises Given To Best Workers

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Few Americans believe promotions and pay raises in most companies are given to the best workers, and even fewer think that's the case in government agencies. But working adults believe a bit more strongly that the best workers are rewarded.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 34% of American Adults say the best workers are given promotions and pay raises in most companies. Twenty-four percent (24%) think politics is the deciding factor, while five percent (5%) think seniority is the reason. Twelve percent (12%) say something else, and 26% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 23-24, 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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