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Pew Research Center. Feb. 22-March 1, 2011. N=1,504 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Is your overall opinion of labor unions very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly UNfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

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Very
favorable
Mostly
favorable
Mostly
unfavorable
Very
unfavorable
Never heard
of/Can't rate
(vol.)/Refused
% % % % %

2/22 - 3/1/11

18 29 23 17 14

2/2-7/11

11 34 25 17 14

2/3-9/10

11 30 26 16 17

1/07

18 40 20 11 11

3/02

15 44 23 9 9

7/01

12 39 26 10 13

3/01

16 47 21 7 9

8/99

12 47 27 9 5

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Feb. 24-28, 2011. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

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"Do you think public employees who belong to a union and work for state government, city government, or a school district should have the same right to bargain when it comes to their health care, pension and other benefits as employees who belong to a union and work for private companies?"

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Yes No Unsure    
% % %    

2/24-28/11

77 19 4    

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Feb. 21-28, 2011. N=1,887 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.3.

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"In general, do you think public employees are paid too much, too little or about right?"

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Too much Too little About right Unsure  
% % % %  

2/21-28/11

42 15 35 8  

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"In order to reduce state budget deficits, would you support or oppose making public employees pay more for their benefits and retirement programs?"

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Support Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

2/21-28/11

63 31 6    

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"In order to reduce state budget deficits, would you support or oppose limiting collective bargaining for public employees?"

.

Support Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

2/21-28/11

45 42 13    

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"Do you think the effort to limit collective bargaining by public employees is more about weakening unions or more about controlling government costs?"

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Weakening
unions
Controlling
costs
Unsure    
% % %    

2/21-28/11

41 47 12    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Feb. 24-27, 2011. N=984 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Is your opinion of labor unions favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard enough about labor unions yet to have an opinion?"

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Favorable Not favorable Undecided Haven't
heard enough
Refused

%

%

%

%

%

2/24-27/11

33

25

19

20

3

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"Do you think labor unions have too much influence, too little influence, or about the right amount of influence on American life and politics today?"

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Too much Too little Right amount Unsure

%

%

%

%

2/24-27/11

37

19

29

15

2/26 - 3/1/10

43

15

27

15

3/12-16/09

47

18

24

11

9/22-27/81

60

11

22

7

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"If you HAD to choose ONE, which of the following would you be willing to do in order to reduce your STATE'S budget deficit: increase taxes, decrease benefits of public employees like teachers or police officers, decrease funding for roads and public transportation, OR decrease funding for education?" Options rotated

.

Increase
taxes
Decrease
benefits
Decrease
funding for
roads, transport
Decrease
funding for
education
No state
deficit (vol.)/
Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

2/24-27/11

40

22

20

3

15

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"In general, do you think the salaries and benefits of MOST public employees are too high for the work that they do, too low for the work that they do, or are their salaries and benefits about right for the work that they do?"

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Too high Too low About right Depends (vol.) Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

2/24-27/11

26

25

36

9

4

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"How much have you heard or read about the recent efforts in many states to reduce state budget deficits by cutting the benefits of public employees: a lot, some, not much or nothing at all?"

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A lot Some Not much Nothing Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

2/24-27/11

39

33

20

6

2

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"In order to reduce state budget deficits, do you favor cutting the pay or benefits of public employees, or do you oppose that?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure

%

%

%

2/24-27/11

37

56

7

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"In general, when governors and state legislators try to reduce the benefits of public employees, do you think they are doing this mostly to reduce state budget deficits or mostly to weaken the power of unions?"

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Reduce deficits Weaken unions Unsure

%

%

%

2/24-27/11

45

41

14

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"As you may know, collective bargaining refers to negotiations between an employer and a labor union's members to determine the conditions of employment. Some states are trying to take away some of the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions. Do you favor or oppose taking away some of the collective bargaining rights of these unions?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure

%

%

%

2/24-27/11

33

60

7

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"Do you think police officers and firefighters should be able to retire after 25 years of service and begin collecting pension checks, even if they are in their forties or fifties, or should they have to be older than that to retire and collect pension checks regardless of the number of years they have served?"

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Should be able
to retire
Should have
to be older
Unsure

%

%

%

2/24-27/11

49

44

7

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"Do you think teachers should be able to retire after a set period of service and begin collecting pension checks even if they are younger than 65 or shouldn't they?"

.

Should be able
to retire
Shouldn't be Unsure

%

%

%

2/24-27/11

49

46

5


 

Pew Research Center. Feb. 24-27, 2011. N=1,009 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

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"From what you've read and heard about the dispute between Wisconsin's governor and public employee unions over collective bargaining rights, do you side more with the governor or the public employee unions?" Options rotated

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Governor Unions Neither (vol.) Unsure  
% % % %  

2/24-27/11

31 42 9 18  

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Feb. 21, 2011. N=1,000 adults nationwide, interviewed via Gallup Daily tracking. Margin of error 4.

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"As you may know, many U.S. state governments are facing large budget deficits this year. Please say whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each of the following ways state officials could reduce their budget deficits. How about reducing pay or benefits the state provides for government workers?"

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Strongly favor Favor Oppose Strongly oppose Unsure
% % % % %

2/21/11

15 29 39 14 3

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"As you may know, one way the legislature in Wisconsin is seeking to reduce its budget deficit is by passing a bill that would take away some of the collective bargaining rights of most public unions, including the state teachers' union. Would you favor or oppose such a bill in your state?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

2/21/11

33 61 6    

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"In states in which government workers belong to unions, do you think those unions are generally more helpful or more harmful to those states?"

.

More helpful More harmful Unsure    
% % %    

2/21/11

45 46 9    

 

Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University. Jan. 27-Feb. 9, 2011. N=1,959 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"When it comes to the availability of good jobs for American workers, some say that America's best years are behind us. Others say the best times are yet to come. What do you think?"

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Best years
behind us
Best times
yet to come
Unsure    
% % %    

1/27 - 2/9/11

50 43 7    

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"Which of these statements do you agree with more? Most people who want to get ahead can make it if they're willing to work hard. OR, Hard work and determination are no guarantee of success for most people." Options rotated

.

Can make it
if willing to
work hard
Hard work and
determination
no guarantee
Neither (vol.) Unsure  
% % % %  

1/27 - 2/9/11

59 39 1 1  

 

Pew Research Center. Feb. 2-7, 2011. N=1,385 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

.

"As you may know, some labor unions represent people who are employed by private companies, while others represent people who are employed by state or local governments. Do you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of unions that represent people who work for state or local governments?"

.

Favorable Unfavorable Never heard
of (vol.)
Can't rate
(vol.)/Refused

.

% % % %

.

2/2-7/11

48 40 1 11

.

.

"How about your opinion of unions that represent people who work for private companies?"

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Favorable Unfavorable Never heard
of (vol.)
Can't rate
(vol.)/Refused

.

% % % %

.

2/2-7/11

48 37 2 13

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"When you hear of a disagreement between labor unions and businesses, is your first reaction to side with the unions or to side with businesses?" Options rotated

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Unions Businesses Both/Neither
(vol.)
Depends
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
% % % % %

2/2-7/11

40 43 4 6 8

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"How about when you hear of a disagreement between state or local governments and unions that represent government workers, is your first reaction to side with the governments or to side with the unions?" Options rotated

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Unions Governments Both/Neither
(vol.)
Depends
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
% % % % %

2/2-7/11

44 38 3 5 10

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"Overall, do you think labor unions have a generally positive, generally negative, or not much of an effect on [see below]?"

.

Generally
positive
Generally
negative
Not much of
an effect
Unsure/
Refused

.

% % % %

.

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"The salary and benefits of union workers"

2/2-7/11

53 17 22 9

.

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"Working conditions for all American workers"

2/2-7/11

51 17 25 7

.

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"The ability of American companies to compete globally"

2/2-7/11

24 36 30 11

.

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"The availability of good jobs in America"

2/2-7/11

32 33 28 7

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"Workplace productivity"

2/2-7/11

34 30 26 9

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"Which comes closer to your view? Do you think union agreements give union workers unfair advantages or ensure that union workers are treated fairly?" Options rotated

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Give unfair
advantages
Ensure fair
treatment
Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure/
Refused
% % % % %

2/2-7/11

34 55 2 1 8

 

Gallup Poll. Jan. 7-9, 2011. N=1,018 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

.

"Next, I'm going to read some aspects of life in America today. For each one, please say whether you are very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied. How about the opportunity for a person to get ahead by working hard?"

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Very
satisfied
Somewhat
satisfied
Somewhat
dissatisfied
Very
dissatisfied
Unsure
% % % % %

1/7-9/11

21 34 24 20 1

1/10-14/01

36 40 14 8 2

 

Gallup Poll. Dec. 3-6, 2010. N=1,003 adults nationwide, interviewed via Gallup Daily tracking. Margin of error 4.

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"Suppose that on Election Day you could vote on key issues as well as candidates. Please tell me whether you would vote for or against a law that would do each of the following. First, would you vote for or against a law that would extend unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed?"

.

Vote for Vote against Unsure    
% % %    

12/3-6/10

66 30 4    

 

Gallup Poll. Aug. 5-8, 2010. N=1,013 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of labor unions?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure
% % %
8/5-8/10 52 41 7
8/6-9/09 48 45 7
8/7-10/08 59 31 10

8/13-16/07

60 32 8

8/7-10/06

59 29 12

8/8-11/05

58 33 9
8/04 59 34 7
8/03 65 29 6
8/02 58 33 9
8/01 60 32 8
8/99 65 28 7
3/99 66 29 5
8/97 60 31 9
7/91 60 30 10
7/86 59 30 11
1/78 59 31 10
9/67 66 23 11
10/58 64 21 15
7/47 64 25 11
1936 72 20 8

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"Is anyone living in your household a member of a labor union?"

.

Yes No
% %
8/5-8/10 16 83
8/6-9/09 18 81
8/7-10/08 17 82

8/13-16/07

16 84

8/7-10/06

17 81

8/8-11/05

19 81
8/04 18 82
8/03 18 82

 

Bloomberg Poll conducted by Selzer & Co. July 9-12, 2010. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

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"Long-term unemployment is near a record high. The government is considering again extending unemployment benefits so that people could continue to receive payments for as long as 99 weeks, instead of the normal 26-week cut-off. That would add $34 billion to the deficit. Do you favor or oppose extending unemployment benefits?"

.

Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

7/9-12/10

47 49 4    

 

CBS News Poll. July 9-12, 2010. N=966 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Do you think Congress should extend unemployment benefits for people who are currently out of work, even if it means increasing the budget deficit, or shouldn't they do that?"

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Should Shouldn't Depends (vol.) Unsure  
% % % %  

7/9-12/10

52 39 4 5  

 

Gallup Poll. Jan. 26-27, 2010. N=972 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

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"Would you rather have a job working for the government or working for a business?"

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Government Business Unsure    
% % %    

1/26-27/10

35 59 6    

 

CBS News Poll. Dec. 17-22, 2009. N=1,048 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Compared to 20 years ago, do you think the types of jobs now available in the U.S. require different backgrounds and skills than they used to 20 years ago, or do the jobs available now require about the same backgrounds and skills?"

.

Different About the same Mix (vol.) Unsure  
% % % %  

12/17-22/09

87 10 1 2  

 

Gallup Poll. Aug. 6-9, 2009. N=1,010 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

.

"Overall, do you think labor unions mostly help or mostly hurt [see below]?"

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Mostly help Mostly hurt Unsure
% % %

.

"Workers who are members of unions"

8/6-9/09 66 28 6

8/7-10/06

71 21 8

8/28-30/05

69 25 6

8/4-6/03

76 20 4

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"The U.S. economy in general"
8/6-9/09 39 51 10

8/7-10/06

53 36 11

8/28-30/05

54 39 7

8/4-6/03

54 38 8

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"Workers who are not members of unions"

8/6-9/09 29 62 9

8/7-10/06

33 51 16

8/28-30/05

38 52 10

8/4-6/03

36 54 10

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"The companies where workers are unionized"

8/6-9/09 45 46 9

8/7-10/06

50 39 11

8/28-30/05

53 40 7

8/4-6/03

58 35 7

 

The Harris Poll. July 7-14, 2009. N=approx. 500 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

.

"I am going to read off a number of different occupations. For each, would you tell me if you feel it is an occupation of very great prestige, considerable prestige, some prestige, or hardly any prestige at all? . . ."

.

Very Great Prestige

.

2009

2008

2007

2006

2003

2000

1998

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

.

Firefighter *

62 57 61 63 55 n/a

n/a

Scientist

57 56 54 54 57 56

55

Doctor

56 53 52 58 52 61

61

Nurse

54 52 50 55 47 n/a

n/a

Military officer

51 46 52 51 46 42

34

Teacher

51 52 54 52 49 53

53

Police officer **

44 46 46 43 42 38

41

Priest/Minister/Clergy ***

41 40 42 40 38 45

46

Engineer

39 40 30 34 28 32

34

Farmer

36 41 41 36 n/a n/a

n/a

Architect

29 28 23 27 24 26

26

Member of Congress

28 28 26 28 30 33

25

Lawyer

26 24 22 21 17 21

23

Business executive ****

23 17 14 11 18 15

18

Athlete

21 20 16 23 17 21

20

Journalist

17 18 13 16 15 16

15

Union leader

17 18 13 12 15 16

16

Entertainer

17 15 12 18 17 21

19

Banker

16 15 10 17 14 15

18

Actor

15 16 9 12 13 n/a

n/a

Stockbroker

13 10 12 11 8 n/a

n/a

Accountant

11 15 11 17 15 14

17

Real estate broker/agent

5 6 5 6 6 n/a

n/a

      .  

* "Fireman" prior to 2006.
** "Policeman" prior to 2003.
*** "Priest/Minister/Clergyman" prior to 2007.
**** "Businessman" prior to 2003.


 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). April 23-26, 2009. N=1,005 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

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"As you may have heard, Congress is debating legislation that would change the way in which workers unionize. This change would allow workers at a company to join a labor union if a majority of workers at that company sign a petition saying they want to form a union, rather than by requiring the vote take place in a federally supervised secret ballot election, as they do now. Would you favor or oppose passing this legislation?"

.

Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

4/23-26/09

42 45 13    

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. March 31-April 1, 2009. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3. RV = registered voters. LV = likely voters.

.

"I'm going to read you the names of several individuals and groups. Please tell me whether you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of each one. If you've never heard of one please just say so. Labor unions."

.

Favorable

Unfavorable

Unsure

Never
heard of

%

%

%

%
3/31 - 4/1/09 RV 42 46 11 1
10/22-23/02 LV 50 32 16 2

 

Gallup Poll. March 14-15, 2009. N=1,024 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"How closely have you been following news about a bill in Congress that would change the rules governing how unions can organize workers: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all?"

.

Very
closely
Somewhat
closely
Not too
closely
Not at all Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

3/14-15/09

12

22

26

39

1

.

"Generally speaking, would you favor or oppose a new law that would make it easier for labor unions to organize workers?"

.

Favor Oppose Unsure

%

%

%

3/14-15/09

53

39

8

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"How important is it to you, personally, whether or not Congress passes a new law that would make it easier for labor unions to organize workers: is it very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important at all?"

.

Very
important
Somewhat
important
Not too
important
Not at all
important
Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

3/14-15/09

26

29

23

20

3


 

Diageo/Hotline Poll conducted by FD. Jan. 21-24, 2009. N=800 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.5.

.

"I would now like to read you some background on some legislation Congress is considering and ask you if you support or oppose it. As you may know, Congress is debating legislation to change how unions may form in companies. There are two parts to this legislation. The first part would change the way unions are formed. Instead of holding a federally supervised secret ballot election to decide whether to unionize, union organizers would be allowed to ask employees to sign a card saying they support forming a union. If a majority of employees sign these cards, the union would officially represent that company's entire workforce. The second part of the legislation would change the bargaining process. It would give the newly formed union and the employer 90 days to reach a contract agreement or else the matter will be handed over to federal arbitrators. It would be those arbitrators who would determine the wages, benefits and other terms of the contract that employees would be required to work under for two years. Do you support or oppose this legislation?"

.

Support Oppose Unsure

%

%

%

1/21-24/09

37

50

14


 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Jan. 11-15, 2009. N=1,112 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Now, if you were free to do either, would you prefer to have a job outside the home, or would you prefer to stay home and take care of a house and family?"

.

Job outside
the home
Stay home Unsure

%

%

%

1/11-15/09

59

38

3


 

Gallup Poll. Aug. 13-16, 2007. N=1,019 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"If you were free to do either, would you prefer to have a job outside the home, or would you prefer to stay at home and take care of the house and family?"

.

Outside home Stay home Both (vol.) Unsure
% % % %

ALL adults

58 37 3 2

Men

68 29 1 2

Women

50 45 4 1

 

CBS News Poll. Jan. 1-3, 2007. N=993 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"With the Democrats in control of Congress, do you think the minimum wage will go up, go down, or stay about the same?"

.

Go up Go down Stay same Unsure

%

%

%

%

1/1-3/07

68

0

30

2


 

Associated Press-AOL News Poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Dec. 19-21, 2006. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

.

"Do you favor or oppose an increase in the minimum wage?"

.

Favor Oppose Unsure

%

%

%

12/19-21/06

80

18

2


 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2006. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Do you favor or oppose Congress passing legislation that would raise the minimum wage?"

.

Favor Oppose Unsure

%

%

%

8/30 - 9/2/06

86

13

1


 

Gallup Poll. Aug. 7-10, 2006. N=1,007 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"If you were taking a new job and had your choice of a boss would you prefer to work for a man or a woman?"

.

Man Woman No Difference
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % %

ALL adults

37 19 43 1

Men

34 10 56 -

Women

40 26 32 2

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. July 21-25, 2006. N=1,127 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"As you may know, the federal minimum wage is currently $5.15 an hour. Do you favor or oppose raising the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour over the next two years, or not?"

.

Favor Oppose      
% %      

ALL adults

85 13      

    Democrats

94 5      

    Independents

84 12      

    Republicans

75 22      

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). July 21-24, 2006. N=1,010 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

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"Do you favor or oppose raising the minimum wage from five dollars and fifteen cents an hour to seven dollars and twenty-five cents an hour?"

.

Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

7/21-24/06

76 20 4    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). June 9-12, 2006. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Results below are among registered voters.

.

"I'm going to read you some positions that someone running for Congress could take. For each one, please tell me whether you would be more likely to vote for a candidate for Congress who takes this position, less likely to vote for this candidate, or would it not make a difference to you either way? Favors increasing the minimum wage from five dollars and fifteen cents per hour to six dollars and sixty-five cents per hour."

.

More Likely Less Likely No Difference Unsure  
% % % %  

6/9-12/06

54 25 20 1  

 

Gallup Poll. Nov. 7-10, 2005. N=1,011 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Do you favor or oppose Congress passing legislation that would raise the minimum wage?"

.

Favor Oppose Unsure  

 

% % %  

 

11/7-10/05 83 14 3    

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"Just your best guess: What is the current minimum wage rate per hour worked?"

.

Mean response $6.09  

 

   
Median response $6.00  

 

   

 

The Harris Poll. Oct. 14-19, 2003. N=1,017 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"First, we would like to know approximately how many hours a week you spend at your job or occupation, and that includes keeping house or going to school, as well as working for pay or profit. How many hours would you estimate you spend at work, housekeeping, or studies, including any travel time to and from the job or school?

"And about how many hours each week do you estimate you have available to relax, watch TV, take part in sports or hobbies, go swimming or skiing, go to the movies, theater, concerts, or other forms of entertainment, get together with friends, and so forth?"

.

Work
(Median Hours)
Leisure
(Median Hours)
2003 49 19
2002 47 20
2001 50 20
2000 50 20
1999 50 20
1998 50 19
1997 51 20
1995 51 19
1994 51 20
1993 50 19
1989 49 19
1987 47 17
1984 47 18
1980 47 19
1975 43 24
1973 41 26

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. May 24-25, 2000. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Of all occupations or careers, which one do you think is most respected?"
%
Clergy 28
Doctor 24
Judge 10
Teacher 10
Scientist 5
Police officer 3
Farmer 2
Military officer 2
Pro athlete 2
Other 9
Don't know 5

 

Gallup Poll. Aug. 24-26, 1999. N=1,028 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"In labor disputes of the last two or three years, have your sympathies, in general, been on the side of unions or on the side of the companies?"

.

%
Unions 45
Companies 37
Neither (vol.) 5
Both (vol.) 6
No opinion 7

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. June 24-25, 1999. N=750 adults nationwide.
.
ALL 18-29
Years Old
30-49
Years Old
50 &
Older
% % % %
"Do you think Americans today are as willing to work hard at their jobs to get ahead as they were in the past, or are not as willing to work hard to get ahead?"
As willing 28 22 30 28
Not as willing 67 76 65 66
Don't know 5 2 5 6
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"Do you think most young Americans graduating from college these days are pretty realistic about how much money their first job will pay, or do they have unrealistic expectations about how much their first job will pay?"
Realistic 22 25 19 24
Unrealistic 68 70 72 63
Don't know 10 5 9 13
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"Do you think it is easier or harder to get rich in America today than it used to be -- or is it no different than it was?"
Easier 26
Harder 38
No different 31
Don't know 5
.
"How likely is it that you will ever become wealthy because of your work, investments, inheritance, or good luck? Would you say it is very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not at all likely?"
Very likely 12 13 9 15
Somewhat likely 29 42 30 21
Not too likely 31 32 38 21
Not at all likely 26 12 21 40
Already wealthy (vol.) 1 0 1 1
Don't know 1 1 1 2
.
Asked of respondents who are employed (N=492):
"If finances were not an issue, at what age would you like to retire?"
Under 40 10
40-50 29
51-59 25
60-65 26
Over 65 4
Never 2
Don't know 4
Mean age = 52.5
.
Asked of respondents who are employed (N=492):
"Regardless of when you would like to retire, looking ahead, at what age do you expect to be able to retire?"
50 and under 9
51-59 17
60-65 49
Over 65 16
Never 6
Don't know 3
Mean age = 61.6
.
Asked of respondents who are employed (N=492):
"Do you think there is a good chance, some chance, or no chance whatsoever that you could become wealthy in your current job?"
Good chance 13
Some chance 15
No chance whatsoever 71
Already wealthy (vol.) 1
.
Asked of respondents who are employed (N=492):
"In you current job, do you receive bonuses based on your performance or the company's performance?"
Yes 43
No/Not sure 57
.
Asked of respondents who are employed (N=492):
"In you current job, do you receive stock options or the opportunity to buy company stock?"
Yes 26
No/Not sure 74
.
Asked of respondents who are employed (N=492):
"In you current job, do you receive incremental raises over time?"
Yes 66
No/Not sure 34

 

Shell Oil Company Shell Poll conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates (D). July 17-20, 1998. N=1,123 adults nationwide.

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"In general, how loyal do you think that companies are to their employees today: very loyal, fairly loyal, just somewhat loyal, or not too loyal?
"And in general, how loyal do you think employees are to their companies today: very loyal, fairly loyal, just somewhat loyal, or not too loyal?"

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Among employed adults
Company
Loyalty To
Employees
Employee
Loyalty To
Companies
% %
Very loyal 4 7
Fairly loyal 20 27
Just somewhat loyal 37 42
Not too loyal 38 23
Not sure 1 1

 


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