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Wages in the U.S.: public opinion on level of minimum wage 2013

This statistic presents the results of a phone survey by Reason-Rupe among American adults in December 2013. Survey respondents were asked how much they think the minimum wage should be. This was an open-ended question; respondents could answer freely. Accounting for all answers, the mean minimum wage figure was 15.23 U.S. dollars per hour. The median figure was 10 dollars per hour.

What do you think the federal minimum wage should be?*

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Release date

December 2013


United States

Survey time period

December 4 to 8, 2013

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

from all 50 states and the District of Columbia

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Asked of those who think that the government should set minimum wage.
** 5 percent of respondents did not know or refused to answer this question.

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