Majority of Americans want minimum wage to be increased, poll finds

by Michael A. Fletcher and Peyton M. Craighill

Demonstrators rally for better wages outside a McDonald’s restaurant in New York City as part of a national protest on Dec. 5. Photo: Richard Drew/AP

A large majority of Americans want Congress to substantially increase the minimum wage as part of an effort to reduce the nation’s expanding economic inequality, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.