Mini Poll Results

Union, Do's and Do Nots

Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.

Do you approve or disapprove of labor unions?
  • 67%
  • 33%
Do you think unions in the country are too strong, too weak, or about the right strength?
  • 27%
    Too strong
  • 63%
    Too weak
  • 11%
    About the right strength
Thinking about the future, do you think labor unions in this country will become stronger than they are today, the same as they are today, or weaker than they are today?
  • 37%
    Will become stronger
  • 53%
    Will get weaker
  • 11%
    Will remain about the same
Would you, personally, like to see labor unions in this country have more influence than they have today, the same amount as today, or less influence than they have today?
  • 63%
    More influence
  • 31%
    Less influence
  • 6%
    About the same
In the labor disputes of the last two or three years, have your sympathies, in general, been more on the side of the unions or more on the side of the companies?
  • 61%
  • 29%
  • 10%
Do you believe that union labor in the construction trades is more likely or less likely to be of good quality than non-union labor?
  • 62%
    More likely
  • 29%
    Less likely
  • 9%
    They are about the same
Do you believe that public school teachers and public safety officers should be allowed to strike?
  • 53%
    Yes, both groups should be allowed to strike
  • 21%
    Teachers, but not public safety officers, should be allowed to strike
  • 1%
    Public safety officers, but not teachers, should be allowed to strike
  • 26%
    Neither teachers nor public safety officers should be allowed to strike
What is the most important workplace issue that unions protect?
  • 24%
    Safety of the employees
  • 24%
    Wages of the employees
  • 1%
    Fairness in promotions
  • 5%
    Work rules
  • 7%
    Job security for employees
  • 8%
    Quality of the work produced
  • 11%
    Something else
  • 20%
Would you rather have a job working for the government or working for a business?
  • 36%
  • 64%
Would you describe St. Louis as a union-friendly city?
  • 66%
  • 34%
Do you or someone in your household belong to a labor union?
  • 60%
  • 31%
  • 9%
    I am a retired member of a labor union
BONUS QUESTION: Which of the following factors is most important to your own financial security right now, your work, investments, inheritance, or good luck?
  • 58%
  • 23%
  • 5%
  • 14%
    Good luck