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Poll Results Show Majority Of Americans OK With Wealth Redistribution

April 18, 2013 by  

So that’s what’s wrong with the country: According to a new poll from Gallup, six out of 10 Americans believe that increased redistribution of wealth would make the Nation a better place.

When asked the following question, 59 percent of respondents believed more wealth redistribution was needed in the U.S., while only 33 percent said current distribution of wealth is acceptable: “Do you feel that distribution of money and wealth in this country today is fair, or do you feel that the money and wealth in this country should be more evenly distributed among a larger percentage of the people?”

Unsurprisingly, the poll results were skewed along Party lines with 83 percent of Democrats, 60 percent of independents and only 28 percent of Republicans calling for more redistribution of American wealth.

When asked whether the government should actively redistribute wealth via higher taxes on wealthy Americans, the gap narrowed, with 52 percent for and 45 percent against.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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