Most Catholics Favor Increasing Minimum Wage

A strong majority of Americans favor raising the minimum wage from the present $7.25 to $10.00 an hour, according to the Public Research Institute’s 2011 American Values Study.  The largest religious group favoring the increase were black Protestants (87%) followed by Catholics (73%). —

“Research Note: Overwhelming Support for Increasing the Minimum Wage,” released November 4, 2011 by the Public Religion Research Institute, is available online at


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