Fifty-seven percent of respondents were in favor of an increase, while 43% were against it.
We also asked readers how such an increase might impact their household. Responses included the following:
- “Historically, large jumps in minimum wage have caused inflation and made the USA less competitive.”
- “A rise in minimum wage would allow me to have peace of mind.”
- “The cost of goods and services will increase.”
- “All I know is, we need the minimum wage to be higher.”
There are many opinions on this issue and what it might mean for job seekers going forward, so expect another poll as things develop.
Do you have any further thoughts on increasing the minimum wage to $15/hour? Let us know in the comments section below!