Survey on the income gap between the poor and rich in the United States 2012

This survey represents the thoughts of the U.S. population concerning the income gap between the rich and the poor in 2012. In 2012, 65 percent of the respondents thought that the income gap between the rich and the poor in the United States has gotten larger in the past ten years.

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Do you think the income gap between the rich and poor has gotten smaller or larger in the past ten years?

Share of respondents
Gotten larger65%
Stayed the same20%
Don't know9%
Gotten smaller7%
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Source

Release date

August 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

Juli 16-26, 2012

Age group

8-19 years

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Percentages may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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