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Most Say No to Unemployment Benefits For Striking Union Workers

Thursday, August 11, 2016

New Jersey last week moved a step closer to making striking union workers eligible for unemployment benefits, but most voters don't welcome that idea where they live.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters oppose a law in their state that would allow union workers to collect unemployment benefits while on strike. Thirty-two percent (32%) favor such a law, while 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 3-4, 2016 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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