61% Say Policy Should Focus on Encouraging Economic Growth; 27% Say Fighting Economic Inequality

Sixty-one percent (61%) of voters believe economic policy should focus on encouraging growth rather than fighting economic inequality. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 27% disagree and 12% are not sure.

By a 49% to 40% margin, those who prefer Bernie Sanders like policies think fighting inequality is more important. However, those who prefer traditional Democratic policies take the opposite view: 64% believe economic growth should be the goal while just 29% want the focus on inequality.

The views of traditional Republicans are similar to those of traditional Democrats. Those who prefer policies like those of Donald Trump favor growth over fighting inequality by a 78% to 11% margin.

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In terms of economic policy, which is more important: encouraging economic growth or fighting economic inequality?

61%    Encouraging economic growth

27%    Fighting economic inequality

12%    Not sure


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on November 4-7, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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