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What are your thoughts and feelings about this whole minimum wage thing? Several states have already raised it, and more are on the way.

Did you ever work at minumum wage? Include any hourly wage just over minimum wage.

10% (3) No
14% (4) No - I'm not old enough to get a job
42% (12) Yes - but only when I was a teenager
32% (9) Yes - as a teenager and well into my twenties.
0% (0) Yes - all of my adult life (I am over 30)

28 voters have answered this question.

Should employers hiring teenagers who have no experience, be allowed to pay at minimum wage?

3% (1) No
11% (3) Yes - Very temporarily
74% (20) Yes - Until the worker demonstrates good work ethics and gains experience
11% (3) Yes - Indefinitely

27 voters have answered this question.

What pay do you believe, is proper for workers at fast food establisments?

35% (10) Minimum wage
14% (4) Minimum wage plus 50 cents
39% (11) Minumum wage plus 1 dollar
10% (3) Double the minimum wage

28 voters have answered this question.

What pay do you believe, is proper for workers as department stores such as Target, Walmart etc?

21% (6) Minimum wage
10% (3) Minimum wage plus 50 cents
28% (8) Minumum wage plus 1 dollar
39% (11) Double the minimum wage

28 voters have answered this question.

If the minimum wage were to increase, do you believe that prices would also increase?

82% (23) Yes
17% (5) No

28 voters have answered this question.

If the minimum wage were to increase, do you believe that unemployment would also increase?

33% (9) Yes
66% (18) No

27 voters have answered this question.

There is a worker who makes currently $8 per hour. If the minimum wage were to increase by $2 to about $7.50, what should happen to this worker's wages?

25% (7) No change
29% (8) Increase by $2
44% (12) Increase by an equal percentage

27 voters have answered this question.

If the minimum wage were to increase, do you believe that people who make well above minimum wage should also get a pay raise? (Teachers, Postal employees, Delivery workers etc.)

44% (12) No
55% (15) Yes

27 voters have answered this question.

Which of the following best describes the way you earn money?

3% (1) I am my own employer
0% (0) Teacher
3% (1) Professional consultant, personnel manager or executive
3% (1) Government employee (Federal other than military, state or local)
3% (1) Military E-1 to E-6
0% (0) Military E-7 and above
3% (1) Farming, agricultural
7% (2) Administrative support
18% (5) Department store, grocery store or fast food
3% (1) Delivery
3% (1) Cleaning/Janitorial
0% (0) I live off my parents (over age 16)
3% (1) I receive disability
0% (0) I do not work and live off unemployment and/or welfare
18% (5) I am not old enough to get a job
25% (7) Other

27 voters have answered this question.

True/False I work at a job well above minimum wage. I will get an automatic pay raise if the minimum wage is increased.

19% (5) True
3% (1) True because I work at minimum wage or close to it
76% (20) False

26 voters have answered this question.

Which of the following best describes your living arrangements?

18% (5) I own my own house, condo.
22% (6) I rent an apartment
7% (2) I live with my parents and pay rent
33% (9) I live with my parents and do not pay rent
18% (5) Other

27 voters have answered this question.

Should there be a law requiring a married people to be paid a higher wage?

81% (22) No
18% (5) Yes

27 voters have answered this question.

Should there be a law requiring workers with children be paid a higher wage?

62% (17) No
37% (10) Yes

27 voters have answered this question.

Would it be fair for companies to raise prices to make up for the increase in the minimum wage?

37% (10) No
29% (8) No, and they should be prohibited from raising prices
22% (6) Yes
11% (3) Yes, as long as they raise the minimum wage again

27 voters have answered this question.

During the recent election cycle, what level of importance was minimum wage when it came to selecting a candidate?

0% (0) It was the ONLY issue I voted on
11% (3) A major importance but not 100%
7% (2) About half important
25% (7) A minor importance
14% (4) None - Other issues helped me decide how to vote
22% (6) I refused to vote in this election
18% (5) I'm not old enough to vote in elections

27 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2006-12-20 17:02:51 by Mr_Snuffalluffagus
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