Forty-five percent (45%) of voters nationwide believe that most businesses treat their workers fairly. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 55% disagree.
The same survey found that 63% believe most businesses treat their customers fairly (see question wording and topline results).
The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted August 16-17, 2018 for ScottRasmussen.com by HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and sample Demographics). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
On both questions, those with less education were more skeptical. However, the gap was smaller on the question of customers. When it comes to treating workers fairly, just 23% of those without a college degree believe most businesses do so. That rises to 55% of those with a college degree.
Sixty percent (60%) of those without a college degree believe most businesses treat their customers fairly. That figure is 69% for those who have graduated from college see crosstabs).
There are also sizable gaps along partisan and racial lines. Men are a bit more likely to believe that companies treat workers fairly but there is no gender gap on the question of treating customers fairly.
Related data shows that 67% believe income inequality is a big problem in America. Forty-two percent (42%) have a favorable opinion of Socialism. However, most who support it do not see Socialism as it has been historically understood.
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