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62% View U.S. Economy As Unfair to the Middle Class

62% View U.S. Economy As Unfair to the Middle Class

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Most voters continue to believe that the U.S. economy is fair to women, blacks and Hispanics but still view it as unfair to the middle class.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe the economy is fair to the middle class, little changed from December but down from a high of 43% in January of last year. Sixty-two percent (62%) describe the economy as unfair to the middle class, down from a high of 66% in December but more in line with regular findings for the past year. These findings include five percent (5%) who say the economy is Very Fair and 21% who see it as Not At All Fair. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 13-14, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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