Interactive Poll: See How You Compare

The Washington Post, in partnership with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University conducted a poll of 1,350 randomly selected low-wage workers nationwide. Low-wage workers were defined as adults ages 18 to 64 working 30 or more hours a week, not self-employed and who earned no more than $27,000 in 2007. View our full methodology here. Full Results (PDF)

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*Indicates respondent's household income as a percentage of the Federal Poverty Level.

SOURCE: Washington Post-Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation-Harvard University survey conducted by telephone June 18 to July 7, among 1,350 randomly selected low-wage workers nationwide. Low-wage workers were defined as adults ages 18 to 64 working 30 or more hours a week, not self-employed and earned no more than $27,000 in 2007. The margin of sampling error for the full poll is plus or minus four percentage points.

Error margins are larger for subgroups. Abt SRBI Inc. carried out the fieldwork.

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