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Minimum wage

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.
No
No - I'm not old enough to get a job
Yes - but only when I was a teenager
Yes - as a teenager and well into my twenties.
Yes - all of my adult life (I am over 30)
Should employers hiring teenagers who have no experience, be allowed to pay at minimum wage?
No
Yes - Very temporarily
Yes - Until the worker demonstrates good work ethics and gains experience
Yes - Indefinitely
What pay do you believe, is proper for workers at fast food establisments?
Minimum wage
Minimum wage plus 50 cents
Minumum wage plus 1 dollar
Double the minimum wage
What pay do you believe, is proper for workers as department stores such as Target, Walmart etc?
Minimum wage
Minimum wage plus 50 cents
Minumum wage plus 1 dollar
Double the minimum wage
If the minimum wage were to increase, do you believe that prices would also increase?
Yes
No
If the minimum wage were to increase, do you believe that unemployment would also increase?
Yes
No
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?
No change
Increase by $2
Increase by an equal percentage
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.)
No
Yes
Which of the following best describes the way you earn money?
I am my own employer
Teacher
Professional consultant, personnel manager or executive
Government employee (Federal other than military, state or local)
Military E-1 to E-6
Military E-7 and above
Farming, agricultural
Administrative support
Department store, grocery store or fast food
Delivery
Cleaning/Janitorial
I live off my parents (over age 16)
I receive disability
I do not work and live off unemployment and/or welfare
I am not old enough to get a job
Other
True/False I work at a job well above minimum wage. I will get an automatic pay raise if the minimum wage is increased.
True
True because I work at minimum wage or close to it
False
Which of the following best describes your living arrangements?
I own my own house, condo.
I rent an apartment
I live with my parents and pay rent
I live with my parents and do not pay rent
Other
Should there be a law requiring a married people to be paid a higher wage?
No
Yes
Should there be a law requiring workers with children be paid a higher wage?
No
Yes
Would it be fair for companies to raise prices to make up for the increase in the minimum wage?
No
No, and they should be prohibited from raising prices
Yes
Yes, as long as they raise the minimum wage again
During the recent election cycle, what level of importance was minimum wage when it came to selecting a candidate?
It was the ONLY issue I voted on
A major importance but not 100%
About half important
A minor importance
None - Other issues helped me decide how to vote
I refused to vote in this election
I'm not old enough to vote in elections
This poll was created on 2006-12-20 17:02:51 by Mr_Snuffalluffagus