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The French well informed of the amount of the Smic, according to a study


More than one in two French people knew the amount of the net monthly minimum wage at the end of 2020, to the nearest 50 euros, according to a study by Drees published in the annual report of the group of experts on the minimum wage.

According to this barometer, carried out every two years and for which 4,000 people over the age of 18 were questioned at the end of 2020, knowledge of the French minimum wage is "

generally quite precise

" since on average they evaluated it at 1,223 euros net ( the net monthly minimum wage amounted to 1,219 euros at the end of 2020).

In addition, 55% of French people make an estimation error of less than 50 euros.


The higher the standard of living of the respondents, the more their estimate of the net monthly minimum wage increases

", also notes the Department of Statistical Affairs of the Ministry of Solidarity.

The 20% of the least well-off respondents tend to underestimate the amount of the net monthly minimum wage, by around one euro, while the 20% most well-off overestimate it by an average of 25 euros.

“, she underlines.

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According to this barometer, the rate of people in favor of an increase in the minimum wage has fluctuated between 84% and 91% since 2014

. or felt - higher than the average, others have more liberal political opinions than the population as a whole and still others have a lower propensity to express an opinion on social policy issues


But, even among people who believe that there is too much state intervention in socio-economic matters or for the most deprived, "

the proportion of people in favor of increasing the minimum wage always remains above 60%

", notes the Dres.

Source: lefigaro

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