Socialist Worker

Job losses change attitudes

Issue No. 2371

The number of people who think those out of work could find a job “if they really wanted one” has fallen. 

Just over half those surveyed, 54 percent, agreed with this in 2012—down from 68 percent in 2008.

Researchers say support for this view tends to drop during recessions.

And 62 percent said the government should provide a job for everyone who wants one—up 10 percent since 2006.

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