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Americans Say Employers, Not Government, Should Set Salaries

Some states are attempting to tackle income inequality at the state level, but when it comes to salaries, Americans think decisions should stay in the hands of the employer and want to keep employee salaries private.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that most American Adults (74%) think employers should determine what salaries are paid to individual employees, not the government. Just 12% disagree and think the government should make that call, but 14% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national 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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The national 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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