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.