The majority of Americans say they support raising the minimum wage -- by a lot.
More than two-thirds of Americans say lawmakers should raise the national minimum wage to $10 per hour from its current $7.25, a survey from the Public Religion Research Institute finds. While Democrats were more likely to support a minimum wage boost, more than half of Republican respondents said they would like to see the minimum wage go up, according to the survey.
Support for a minimum wage boost has held at stable levels for more than a year. An October 2010 by the National Employment Law Project found that at the time, two-thirds of Americans supported a hike in the minimum wage.
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