Minimum wage increases are overwhelmingly popular: Shares of people who want to raise the minimum wage, by demographic group, 2016


Share that are pro minimum wage increase
Unemployed 73.5%
Employed 62.2%
Black 84.7%
Hispanic 71.2%
AAPI or other 62.5%
White 60.4%
Women 68.0%
Men 61.3%
No bachelor’s degree 66.3%
Bachelor’s degree 61.3%

Source: Authors’ calculations from American National Elections Studies (2019). 

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