Polls

Most Americans Support Raising the Minimum Wage

76 percent for, 22 percent against

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—With momentum building at the federal and state level to increase hourly base pay, more than three-quarters of Americans (76%) say they would vote for raising the minimum wage to $9 per hour (it is currently $7.25) in a hypothetical national referendum, a five-percentage-point increase since March. About one-fifth (22%) would vote against this.