Cook County Voters Demonstrate Strong Support for The Responsible Business Act
A County-wide poll of 1,020 registered voters finds underlying economic worries and significant support for a new proposal that charges a fee to employers who won’t pay a living wage.*
Three out of four voters agree that companies should be required to pay workers a living wage that can sustain a family.
Voters support the Responsible Business Act by a two-to-one margin the intensity of support is double that of the opposition.
Voters believe the economy is starting to recover, but continue to feel the effects of tough economic times on their families and community. Just one in five voters say that “good-paying” jobs are available in their area.
Nearly seventy percent of voters agree that corporations should have to pay their fair share when Cook County families are paying higher sales tax.
*The survey was conducted among 1,020 Cook County registered voters between August 14th and August 21st. The margin of error is +/- 3.07%.