$7.25/Hour No Longer Enough: Survey Shows What Americans Want As Minimum Wage Amid Tough Times

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.

Minimum wage survey

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 …

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