Nineteen percent (19%) of voters believe it would be good for everyone in the country to have the same income. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 65% disagree and 16% are not sure.
Younger adults are much more positive about the concept. Among voters under 35, 34% consider it a good idea while just 51% disagree. Among senior citizens, 8% consider it a good idea while 76% say it would be bad.
Urban voters are twice as likely as suburban or rural voters to think an equal income for all would be a good idea.
Perhaps the most surprising breakdown is that 20% of those who earn more than $75,000 a year think an equal income for all is a good idea. That’s no different from the 18% who earn less (see crosstab results).
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The national survey of 1,004 Registered Voters was conducted January 6-7, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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