by Donna Martinez
Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
With election season underway, we will hear some candidates talk about the need for ‘fairness’ in our economic system. So do voters think that’s important? Here are the results from a recent Rasmussen survey on the issue of economic growth and economic fairness:
Voters continue to prioritize making sure the economy is growing over making sure it is fair, but they think government involvement would make society less fair.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters think, generally speaking, economic growth is more important than economic fairness. Thirty-nine percent (39%) think fairness is more important. This shows little change from surveys dating back to 2013.
These results are important. A growing economy leads to more opportunities. We all win when there are more opportunities from which we can choose a path in life. Continued economic growth means we can change our mind and head in a different direction if we so choose. In other words, economic growth is empowering. If you want to ‘level the playing field,’ then support policies that jumpstart economic growth.