And rather than see public employees such as teachers lose salaries and benefits, more Americans would agree to a tax increase.
The poll, published on February 28, includes these results:
- More Americans have a favorable opinion of unions (33%) than unfavorable (25%), with 19% undecided and 20% needing more information.
- The percentage of Americans who believe labor unions have too much influence over our life and politics is shrinking dramatically.
- A solid majority of American believe that public employee salaries and benefits are either about right or too low: 36% believe the salaries and benefits are about right, 25% believe they are too low, and 26% believe they are too high.