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More Americans Think Raising Minimum Wage Will Help Economy

Despite some recent studies that suggest otherwise, Americans feel more strongly that raising the minimum wage is a good economic move and are more likely to believe it should be a living wage.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of American Adults believe raising the hourly minimum wage will help the economy, while 32% say it would hurt the economy. Twelve percent (12%) say it would have no economic impact, while 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 1-2, 2017 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 American Adults was conducted on August 1-2, 2017 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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