Most Americans Support Equal Pay for Men and Women
A recent court ruling found that employers can't pay women less than men just because they had a lower salary at a prior company. Most Americans support equal pay for men and women, but they’re not convinced that discrimination is the sole reason for wage disparities.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 67% of American Adults favor a California law that mandates equal pay for men and women if they do “substantially similar work” for a company even if they have different job titles or work at different locations. Twenty-one percent (21%) oppose an equal pay requirement, while 11% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 10-11, 2018 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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