How Does Doubling the Federal Minimum Wage Sound?

How Does Doubling the Federal Minimum Wage Sound?

Are you in favor of raising the minimum wage to $15/hour?

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Total Votes : 23

Scroll down to see how people across America voted.

The current federal minimum wage has stayed at a whopping $7.25 for the past decade, which recently became the longest period in the history of the United States without an increase in the minimum wage.

You also might be wondering how that is even possible when you thought the minimum wage was higher than that and you would be completely correct, depending on where you live. It’s because the minimum wage varies between states like take for example someone working a job that pays minimum wage would be earning $12 in California while he would be making $9 in Nebraska working at the minimum.

As it stands in 2019, 29 states and Washington D.C. have their current minimum wages above the federal minimum wage, and the House recently voted 231-199 in favor of gradually lifting the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025.

In an article published by Business Insider on the topic of the wage increase, they shared data they collected from a survey they conducted on over 1,000 participants on their views on raising the minimum wage and the repercussions of it and the data speaks for itself.

The first question asks whether the person supports or opposes the increasing the federal minimum wage to $15. The overall results were 63% of participants supported or strongly supported the increase while 22% opposed or strongly opposed it. On one hand, the participants who self-identified as Democratic primary votes ended up with 81% supporting or strongly supporting the increase, 10% opposing or strongly it, 7% neutral, and 1% responded, “I don’t know.” On the other hand, those who self-identified as Republicans 43% supported or strongly supported the increase to $15, 40% opposed or strongly opposed it, 15% neutral, and again 1% said, “I don’t know.”

There were some significant changes in opinion across the board when the implications were added, but where do you stand now? Did your opinion change with the new information? Would the implications be worth it?


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

Are you in favor of raising the minimum wage to $15/hour?

Totals
7% Y- people need it
93% N- bad ripple effect
Males
7% Y- people need it
93% N- bad ripple effect
Females
9% Y- people need it
91% N- bad ripple effect

Y- people need it

N- bad ripple effect


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