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Do Americans Like The Idea of Raising Minimum Wage?

Earlier this week, North Carolina became one of at least four states to raise the hourly minimum wage of state workers to $15. Though Americans increasingly believe that raising the minimum wage will benefit the country’s economy, few want to see their state follow suit in raising it to $15 an hour.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of American Adults believe raising the hourly minimum wage will help the economy, while 30% think it will hurt the economy. Thirteen percent (13%) feel raising the minimum wage will have no impact on the economy. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 20-21, 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 survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 20-21, 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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