Voters Still Think Economy Fairer to Lower Income Americans Than to Middle Class
The recent “fiscal cliff” deal raised taxes on wealthier Americans, but voter attitudes about the fairness of the U.S. economy have changed little. Most still think the economy is generally fair to lower income Americans but unfair to the middle class.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of Likely Voters believe the U.S. economy is at least somewhat fair. Fifty percent (50%) say it is not fair. This includes eight percent (8%) who think the economy’s Very Fair and 16% who say it’s Not At All Fair. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 7-8, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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