Most Americans support higher minimum wage

Published 06/09 2014 03:54PM

Updated 06/09 2014 05:41PM

NATIONAL -- A majority of Americans say it's time to increase the federal minimum wage. A new poll found 71% support it. 36% want an increase to $10.10 per hour. 19% think it should be less than that, while 16% feel it should be more.

The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 per hour. Last week, Seattle passed the highest minimum wage in the nation at $15 per hour.

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