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Support for Unions Hold Steady Despite Public Employee Strikes

The current teachers’ strike in Los Angeles and those in other states last year have not cooled Americans’ support for labor unions.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of American Adults favor private-sector unions, while 29% oppose them. The latest findings include 25% who Strongly Favor unions for private sector employees and 12% who Strongly Oppose them. Thirteen percent  (13%) aren’t sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 14-15, 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 January 14-15, 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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