Labor unions: bad for economy?
Forty-three percent of us believe labor unions hurt the economy.
When asked if labor unions are good or bad for the economy, 43% said bad, 40% said good, and the remainder were undecided.
Republicans viewed labor unions as bad by a 64%-19% margin, while Democrats deemed unions good by a 64%-19% margin. Independents saw labor unions as bad by a 45%-35% margin.
There was a significant gap between African-Americans and whites. Sixty-one percent of African-Americans felt labor unions were good for the economy with only 27% saying they were bad. Among whites 47% thought unions were bad with 37% saying they were good.
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Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,031 adults nationwide was conducted September 11, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%.
The online companion poll in which you can vote provides unscientific results, meaning it’s a tally of participating Poll Position users, not a nationally representative sampling.
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