Mini Poll Results

What's the Minimum?

Here in Missouri, businesses are required to pay employees, at minimum, $7.65 per hour. The state exempts from this requirement retail and service businesses whose gross annual sales are less than $500,000. In general, do you agree that the state should set a minimum hourly wage?
  • 85%
    Yes
  • 15%
    No
The Federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. In general, do you believe that Missouri benefits or loses from having a minimum wage higher than the Federal minimum?
  • 74%
    Benefits
  • 15%
    Loses
  • 11%
    Makes no difference
The Illinois minimum wage is $8.25 an hour. In general, do you believe that Missouri benefits or loses from having a minimum wage lower than the Illinois minimum?
  • 12%
    Benefits
  • 71%
    Loses
  • 17%
    Makes no difference
President Obama has called for raising the Federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. In general, do you favor or oppose raising the minimum wage to $10.10?
  • 79%
    Favor
  • 21%
    Oppose
Advocates have called for raising the Federal minimum wage to $15.00 an hour by 2020. In general, do you favor or oppose raising the minimum wage to $15.00?
  • 74%
    Favor
  • 26%
    Oppose
Kansas City officials recently announced that its City Council will consider an increase in that city’s minimum wage sometime this summer. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is urging the St. Louis Board of Aldermen to do the same. In general, do you favor or oppose raising the minimum wage in St. Louis?
  • 80%
    Favor
  • 20%
    Oppose
Thinking about your own situation, do you currently make more or less than the minimum wage?
  • 77%
    More
  • 3%
    Less
  • 6%
    I make minimum wage
  • 14%
    I am retired, don’t work, am looking for work, or something like that