In today’s economy, with rising prices and the increasing cost of living, the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour falls far short. Since 2009, this rate has remained stagnant, leaving workers grappling to meet their basic needs.
However, recent survey results highlight a growing consensus among voters that change is necessary.
A Reasonable Wage: The Data for Progress survey is aimed to determine what voters believe constitutes a reasonable and livable wage. When asked about the earnings required for a decent quality of life, voters expressed a resounding sentiment: the average American should earn $26 per hour to afford basic necessities comfortably.
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See Also: A History Of The Minimum Wage
Delving Deeper: The survey presented predetermined options to 1,244 voters, seeking their opinions on the income workers need to make ends meet. A striking 63% agreed that …