Minnesota Poll results: Minimum wage

  • By: STAR TRIBUNE
  • Updated: February 18, 2014 - 8:32 PM

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll surveyed 800 Minnesota adults Feb. 10-12, 2014. Respondents were reached on both landlines and cell phones. The poll has a margin of sampling error of 3.5 percentage points, plus or minus.

QUESTION: Do you think that Minnesota’s minimum wage of $6.15 per hour should be:

  • Kept at its current level of $6.15 per hour
  • Increased to $9.50 per hour
  • Increased to a rate between $6.15 and $9.50 per hour
REGION$6.15$9.50BETWEENNOT SURE
STATEWIDE16%42%37%5%
Hennepin/Ramsey15%55%25%5%
Metro suburbs12%41%42%5%
Rest of state17%34%44%5%
GENDER$6.15$9.50BETWEENNOT SURE
Men18%42%34%6%
Women12%43%40%5%
AGE $6.15$9.50BETWEENNOT SURE
18-3413%57%26%4%
35-4917%36%40%7%
50-6418%27%54%1%
65+12%54%25%9%
INCOME$6.15$9.50BETWEENNOT SURE
Under $25,0004%50%43%3%
$25,000-$49,9995%50%32%4%
$50,000-$74,9997%52%35%6%
$75,000-$99,99921%40%32%7%
$100,000+25%29%42%4%
PARTY ID$6.15$9.50BETWEENNOT SURE
DFL/Democrat4%64%27%5%
Republican36%14%44%6%
Independent/other11%40%45%4%
None/refused5%49%36%10%
REGISTERED VOTER?$6.15$9.50BETWEENNOT SURE
Yes16%42%36%6%
No11%44%42%3%

QUESTION: Which one of the following statements comes closer to your view if the minimum wage is increased to $9.50 per hour:

  • There will be few or no minimum wage jobs lost
  • There will be a significant number of jobs lost
  • There will be an increase in minimum wage jobs
REGIONFEW LOSTSIGNIFICANTINCREASENOT SURE
STATEWIDE39%31%15%15%
Hennepin/Ramsey44%23%18%15%
Metro suburbs47%29%18%6%
Rest of state29%39%12%20%
GENDERFEW LOSTSIGNIFICANTINCREASENOT SURE
Men39%33%13%15%
Women38%29%18%15%
AGE FEW LOSTSIGNIFICANTINCREASENOT SURE
18-3444%21%24%11%
35-4933%38%12%17%
50-6444%35%12%9%
65+33%28%16%23%
INCOMEFEW LOSTSIGNIFICANTINCREASENOT SURE
Under $25,00034%25%27%14%
$25,000-$49,99934%27%19%20%
$50,000-$74,99945%23%18%14%
$75,000-$99,99941%31%12%16%
$100,000+43%38%9%10%
PARTY IDFEW LOSTSIGNIFICANTINCREASENOT SURE
DFL/Democrat53%5%26%16%
Republican28%54%4%14%
Independent/other32%42%13%13%
None/refused26%33%18%23%
REGISTERED VOTER?FEW LOSTSIGNIFICANTINCREASENOT SURE
Yes39%30%16%15%
No37%38%13%12%

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