Voters concerned with job creation

Interesting infographic and data from a recent Glassdoor.com survey:


Glassdoor Survey Reveals More Than One-Third of Americans Feel a Change in the White House Would Be Positive for Job Creation

 Getting Americans Back to Work’ Tops List of Jobs-Related Issues Voters Want to See Presidential Candidates Focus On, Though Priorities for Men & Women Differ

SAUSALITO, Calif. – (April 23, 2012) ­– Glassdoor, the leading social jobs and career community, has released the results of a new survey1 conducted online on its behalf by Ipsos Media, revealing how Americans think the results of the upcoming presidential election will affect job creation, and which issues they want candidates to focus on when it comes to improving the outlook for jobs and unemployment.

More Than One-Third Feel Presidential Change Would Be Positive For Job Creation

 Now that the race is heating up, presidential candidates may want to consider focusing their message more on job creation. According to the survey, more than one-third of Americans (39 percent) feel a change in the White House this year could have a positive effect on job creation, while just 15 percent think the impact would be negative. Nearly one-third of Americans (32 percent) feel a change would have no impact on job creation, and 14 percent remain unsure.

More than two-thirds (68 percent) of Republicans think a change will be positive for job creation, while far fewer Democrats (21 percent) and Independents (37 percent) think so. Men (42 percent) are also more likely to think a change would have a positive effect than women (35 percent).

 

Do you feel that a change in the White House/ Administration will signal a positive or negative effect on job creation?

All

%

Democrat

%

Republican

%

Independent

%

None/ Not Registered

%

Male

%

Female

%

Positive

39

21

68

37

19

42

35

Negative

15

30

6

14

9

16

14

I do not think it will have an impact

32

36

18

35

45

32

33

Unsure

14

13

8

14

27

10

18

Voters Want Focus On Getting Americans Back To Work, Women More So Than Men

More than two-thirds (67 percent) of Americans think reducing unemployment and getting Americans back to work should be at the top of the priority list for presidential candidates, when it comes to jobs and employment issues. This sentiment is consistent across party lines although more women (71 percent) than men (62 percent) consider getting Americans back to work a priority.

In order of importance, jobs-related priorities Americans want candidates to focus on include:

  •  67 percent – Reducing unemployment and getting Americans back to work
  • 46 percent – Incentives for large corporations to hire Americans / keep jobs in the U.S.
  • 45 percent – Creating jobs in the private sector
  • 45 percent – Incentives for small business and entrepreneurs
  • 42 percent-  Increase income tax for those making more than $250,000 per year
  • 41 percent – Income tax relief
  • 40 percent – Help getting military veterans back to work
  • 40 percent – Supporting American innovation
  • 38 percent – Creating jobs in the public sector
  • 30 percent – Reduce work visas for non-U.S. citizens

1 Methodology: Ipsos poll conducted March 16-18, 2012. For the survey, a national sample of 2,013 adults aged 18 and older from Ipsos’ U.S. online panel were interviewed online, including 555 Democrats, 570 Republicans, 479 Independents and 180 not registered to vote. Weighting was then employed to balance demographics and ensure that the sample’s composition reflects that of the U.S. adult population according to Census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. A survey with an unweighted probability sample of this size, the results are considered accurate within ±2.18 percentage points when it comes to the entire sample 19 times out of 20, of what they would have been had the entire population of adults aged 18 and older in the United States had been polled. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error, and measurement error.