A majority of Americans said that inequality is “an acceptable part of our economic system,” a number that has also increased since the late 1990s.
Yet another recent Gallup poll showed that the percentage of Americans who say the wealthy pay too little in taxes has actually gone down in the same time period.
As Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center wrote: “People don’t necessarily want to take money from the wealthy; they just want a better chance to get rich themselves. They care about policies that give everyone a fair shot — a distinction that candidates in both parties should understand as they head into the 2012 campaigns.”
Do you think Americans have a more negative view of the wealthy today than 10 years ago?
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