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Questions - Minimum Wage - February 14-15, 2013

54% Favor Raising Minimum Wage to $9 An Hour
61% Think State Governments Should Give Out Jobs, Not Welfare
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted February 14-15, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

1* Do you favor or oppose raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour?


2* Should the hourly minimum wage be tied to inflation, so when the cost of living goes up, the minimum wage automatically goes up, too?


3* Is the minimum wage a wage someone can live on?


4* Will raising the hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 help or hurt the economy?


5* Suppose someone lost his or her job and has been looking for work for a full year without success. Should state governments offer such workers a minimum wage government job instead of welfare payments?


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