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Most Favor Minimum Wage of $10.50 Or Higher

Americans remain convinced that the federal minimum wage is too low and needs to be raised. But they’re less sure that raising the minimum wage will boost the economy.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of American Adults still believe raising the hourly minimum wage will help the U.S. economy, but that’s down from a high of 49% in August of last year. Thirty-one percent (31%) think raising the minimum wage will hurt the economy instead, while 16% say it will have no impact. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 4 and 7, 2019 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 April 4 and 7, 2019 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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