Wages in the U.S.: public opinion of purpose of minimum wage jobs 2013

This statistic presents the results of a phone survey by Reason-Rupe among American adults in December 2013. Survey respondents were asked how they viewed minimum wage jobs in the United States. Some 61 percent of respondents said they viewed minimum wage jobs as stepping stones to help lower-skilled or younger workers gain skills.

Do you view minimum wage jobs as stepping-stones to help lower skilled or younger workers gain skills, or as long-term positions for established workers to support their families?

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Release date

December 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

December 4 to 8, 2013

Number of respondents

1,011 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

from all 50 states and the District of Columbia

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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