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Most Still Think Government Workers Better Off

As they have for years, Americans still generally believe that those employed by the government don’t work as hard as those in the private sector but get more in return. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 67% of American Adults believe that private sector workers generally work harder than government employees. Only five percent (5%) believe public sector employees are the harder workers, but 28% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 1-2, 2012 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 Adults was conducted on December 1-2, 2012 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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