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Toplines - Equal Pay - February 1-2, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted February 1-2, 2009
By Rasmussen Reports

1* On a different topic, how closely have you followed news stories about a new law giving workers more time to take pay discrimination cases to court – very closely, somewhat closely, not very closely, not at all closely?

10% Very closely
31% Somewhat closely
28% Not very closely
28% Not at all
3% Not sure

2* In the United States, do men and women generally receive equal pay for equal work?

24% Yes
66% No
10% Not sure

3* Are differences in pay between men and women primarily due to discrimination, different levels of experience, different levels of ability or something else?

35% Discrimination
25% Different levels of experience
18% Different levels of ability
15% Something else
7% Not sure

4* Do you agree or disagree – “Equal pay is by no means just a women's issue, it's a family issue”?

66% Agree
19% Disagree
15% Not sure

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