68% Say Private Sector Employees Work Harder Than Government Workers
Most Americans still believe government workers are better off than those who work in the private sector.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of American Adults think employees in the private sector work harder than government workers do. Only nine percent (9%) feel government employees work harder, but 23% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Even 59% of government workers think those in the private sector work harder. Seventy-three percent (73%) of private company employees agree.
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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 30-May 1, 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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