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Eek: Majority Polled Want ‘Wealth More Evenly Distributed’

Majority in U.S. Want Wealth More Evenly Distributed

And 52% support heavy taxes on the rich to redistribute wealth

PRINCETON, NJ — About six in 10 Americans believe that money and wealth should be more evenly distributed among a larger percentage of the people in the U.S., while one-third think the current distribution is fair. Although Americans’ attitudes on this topic have fluctuated somewhat over time, the current sentiment is virtually the same as when Gallup first asked this question in 1984. Slightly fewer have favored a more even distribution since October 2008. . .

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