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What America Thinks: Is Raising the Minimum Wage A Blessing or A Curse?

45% Oppose Minimum Wage Hike If It Costs Jobs, 39% Still Favor

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National Survey of 1,000 American Adults
Conducted February 23-24, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports
  Total Gender Age <40> Race Party Married Children at Home Income Investor Employment Obama Approval How closely have you followed recent news reports about the minimum wage? Is the minimum wage intended to be a wage someone can live on? Favor/Oppose raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour? Will raising the hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 help or hurt the economy? Favor/Oppose raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour if it would lift 900,000 workers above the poverty line but cost 500,000 jobs?
Adults Men Women 18-39 40-64 65+ < Men Men 40+ < Wom Wom 40+ White Black Other Republican Democrat Other Married Non Married Yes No Under $30K $30K-$50K $50K-$100K $100K-$200K $200K+ Not sure Yes No Gov't Entrepreneur Prvt. Co. Retired Other Strongly approve Somewhat approve Somewhat disapprove Strongly disapprove Not sure Very closely Somewhat closely Not very closely Not at all Not sure Yes No Not sure Favor Oppose Not sure Help Hurt No impact Not sure Favor Oppose Not sure
Is the minimum wage intended to be a wage someone can live on? Yes 31% 29% 33% 38% 28% 25% 43% 26% 50% 29% 33% 30% 26% 23% 42% 27% 30% 33% 27% 33% 23% 33% 28% 45% 45% 27% 34% 28% 29% 36% 34% 26% 28% 53% 48% 33% 14% 7% 33% 32% 27% 44% 1% 100% 0% 0% 44% 16% 27% 49% 16% 33% 31% 47% 20% 24%
No 58% 62% 55% 54% 62% 58% 50% 65% 43% 58% 56% 60% 65% 66% 48% 63% 60% 56% 62% 57% 67% 54% 64% 46% 53% 52% 53% 63% 54% 56% 57% 58% 68% 38% 43% 52% 77% 52% 61% 58% 61% 26% 60% 0% 100% 0% 49% 74% 46% 46% 74% 52% 44% 45% 72% 54%
Not sure 10% 9% 12% 7% 10% 16% 7% 10% 7% 13% 11% 10% 9% 11% 10% 10% 10% 11% 11% 10% 9% 12% 9% 9% 2% 21% 13% 8% 17% 8% 9% 16% 4% 9% 8% 16% 8% 41% 5% 10% 12% 30% 39% 0% 0% 100% 7% 10% 27% 5% 10% 15% 24% 8% 9% 22%
Survey Demographics
  Total
Adults
Gender Men 49%
Women 51%
  Total
Adults
Age 18-39 36%
40-64 45%
65+ 19%
  Total
Adults
Race White 64%
Black 12%
Other 24%
  Total
Adults
Party Republican 27%
Democrat 35%
Other 38%