Poll: Americans Think Private Sector Works Harder Than Public Sector

By Eric Katz

February 11, 2013

Two-thirds of Americans think private-sector employees work harder than those in government, according to a new survey.

Seven percent of respondents said public-sector employees work harder, while 25 percent were not sure. Respondents also said government workers have more job security and earn higher salaries than their private-sector counterparts.

The poll comes from Rasmussen Reports, a conservative-leaning agency found to be one of the least-accurate pollsters in the country in the run-up to the 2012 election.

It surveyed 1,000 adults on Feb. 3-4, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. 

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By Eric Katz

February 11, 2013

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