Forty-one percent (41%) of voters nationwide believe our nation’s economic system is fair to most Americans. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 45% disagree and believe it is unfair. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure.
That’s a slightly more pessimistic assessment than our January survey of the same question. At that time, 44% thought the system was fair while 42% said the opposite. It’s impossible to know whether this is a trend or merely statistical noise. We have scheduled this question as part of a regular rotation and will perhaps gain clarification when the next results arrive.
Men, by a 52% to 40% margin, tend to believe the system is fair. Women, by a 50% to 32% margin, disagree.
Urban voters are more likely to see our economic system as unfair. Suburban and rural voters are evenly divided (see crosstab results).
Data released earlier showed that 73% believe free markets are fair. Sixty-one percent (61%) say the same about Capitalism and 42% believe Socialism is fair.
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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted April 7-8, 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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