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Questions - Unemployment - Nov 1-2, 2014

New High: 35% Say Job Market Better Than a Year Ago
Americans Say Private Sector Works Harder Than Government Employees
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted November 1-2, 2014

By Rasmussen Reports


1* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?


2* Do you know anyone who, out of frustration with the difficult job market, has given up looking for a job?


3* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?


4* A year from today will unemployment be higher than it is today, lower than it is today or about the same as it is today?


5* If people can’t find work after an extended period of time, should the federal government hire them, pay for their retraining, extend their unemployment benefits indefinitely or do nothing at all?


6* If the federal government hires more people, is that good for the economy, bad for the economy, or does it have no impact on the economy?


7* Do government workers have more job security or less job security than workers in the private sector?


8* Who works harder, government workers or workers in the private sector?


9* Does the average government worker earn more annually than the average private sector worker?



NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence