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65 Percent: State. Local Govts Should Set Own Minimum Wages

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Scott Rasmussen By Tuesday, 23 April 2024 01:58 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

April 23, 2024: Sixty-five percent (65%) of voters say that it is best for state and local governments to set their own minimum wages that recognize differences in the cost of living in different parts of the country. A Scott Rasmussen national survey conducted by RMG Research found that just 28% believe the federal government should set a minimum wage that is the same everywhere.

The survey also found that voters are divided between those who believe it is more important to raise the minimum wage for some workers (47%) and those who think it is more important to increase the number of entry-level jobs (44%).

Methodology

The survey of 1,000 registered voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on April 15-16, 2024. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of registered voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population. The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 3.1 percentage points.

Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left nearly a decade ago and has had no involvement since that time.

Survey Questions

Should the minimum wage be set by the federal government so that it is the same everywhere in the country? Or, should it be set by state and local governments to recognize differences in the cost of living in different parts of the country?

  • 28%-Set by the federal government so that it is the same everywhere
  • 65%-Set by state and local governments to recognize differences in cost of living
  • 7%-Not sure

Is it more important to raise the minimum wage for some workers or increase the number of entry level jobs?

  • 47%-Raise the minimum wage for some workers
  • 44%-Increase the number of entry-level jobs
  • 10%-Not sure

Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is a political analyst, author, public speaker, independent public opinion pollster and a columnist. Read Scott Rasmussen's Reports — More Here.

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