Most See Inequality Growing, but Partisans Differ over Solutions

Most See Inequality Growing, but Partisans Differ over Solutions. Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. January 23, 2014.

There is broad public agreement that economic inequality has grown over the past decade. But as President Obama prepares for Tuesday’s State of the Union, where he is expected to unveil proposals for dealing with inequality and poverty, there are wide partisan differences over how much the government should – and can – do to address these issues. The survey, conducted Jan. 15-19 among 1,504 adults, finds that 65% believe the gap between the rich and everyone else has increased in the last 10 years. This view is shared by majorities across nearly all groups in the public, including 68% of Democrats and 61% of Republicans. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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