2014 Survey Results
National Employee Freedom Week has released a series of scientific surveys to find out how many union members want to leave their union and gauging the public’s support for employee freedom. The results were surprising.
Over 28 percent of union members stated that they wanted to leave their union. And the public overwhelming supports their right to do so. Over 82 percent of Americans believe union members should be able to leave their union without facing any penalty.
This concept, generally referred to as right to work, received widespread, 50+ percent support in individual states as well, including non-right-to-work states like California, Illinois and New Jersey.
The general surveys are each based on 500-502 respondents and were conducted by Google Consumer Surveys. The poll of union members surveyed 454 union members.
|Percent of union members answering "Yes" to the question: "If it were possible to opt out of membership in a labor union without losing your job or any other penalty, would you do it?"|
|Location||Percent of survey respondents answering "Yes" to the question: "Should employees have the right to decide, without force or penalty, whether to join or leave a labor union?"|
2013 Survey Results
In 2013, the National Employee Freedom Week Coalition conducted a series of scientific surveys to ascertain just how many of the nation’s union households would opt out of union membership if they could do so without losing their job or facing any other penalty.
The results were surprising: Nationally, 33 percent of respondents indicated that they would opt out of union membership. State results also showed that a significant portion of those in union households want to opt out of union membership. Unless noted otherwise, each survey is based on 500-502 respondents.
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|Location||Percentage of union households answering yes to this question: If it were possible to opt out of membership in a labor union without losing your job or any other penalty would you do it?|
|Ohio||37.7% (500 responses, not filtered by union households: 41.1% not in a union, 36.7% would not opt out, 22.2% would)|
|Wisconsin||42.0% (500 responses, not filtered by union households: 49.1% not in a union, 29.4% would not opt out, 21.4% would)|