Sixty-seven percent (67%) of voters nationwide believe that income inequality is at least somewhat of a big problem in the United States. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey finds that figure includes 37% who believe it is a Very Big Problem (see question wording and topline results).
To address it, 73% believe that the primary focus should be on increasing the income of the poor rather than reducing the wealth of the richest Americans.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of white voters see income inequality as a problem along with 80% of black and Hispanic voters. The gap is wider along partisan lines. Eighty-five percent (85%) of Democrats see it as a problem. Only 40% of Republicans share that view (see crosstabs).
Seventy-nine percent (79%) of Republicans believe that addressing this problem should focus on increasing the income of the poor. Seventy-five percent (75%) of Independent Voters and 66% of Democrats share that view.
The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted August 16-17, 2018 for ScottRasmussen.com by HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and sample Demographics). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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