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Most Say Hard Work Doesn't Pay

Hard work used to be synonymous with some degree of success, but most voters think the economy now frowns on those who work hard in this country.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters think the economy is unfair to people who are willing to work hard, with 18% who say it is Not At All Fair. Forty-six percent (46%) disagree and feel the economy is fair to hard workers, although that's down slightly from January. The latest finding includes 13% who think the economy is Very Fair to those who work hard. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 26-27, 2015 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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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 26-27, 2015 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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