A Gallup poll finds that 6 in 10 Americans think wealth is distributed unfairly in the US, reports Politico
. A slightly smaller number, though still comprising over half of respondents, agree to the obvious implications: that the government should do something about it. In this case, through higher taxes on the wealthy.
"Only 33% of Americans think the current distribution of wealth in this country is fair, according to the poll," writes Politico
, "while 59% say it is not."
Three times as many Democrats as Republicans want the state to move wealth where it's at to where it isn't, in what the site calls a "predictable and partisan ideological divide."
"Americans have over the past 15 years typically been more evenly divided on the idea that the government should intervene with heavy taxes," claims
Gallup. "They now appear to lean more in the redistributionist direction."
Via Politico and Gallup