October 10, 2007

A Society of Haves and Have-Nots?

48%

That’s the share of the public who say that American society is divided into two groups, the “haves” and the “have-nots.” An equal number (48%) say society is not divided.

Over the past two decades, a growing share of the public has come to the view that American society is divided into two groups, the “haves” and the “have-nots.” Today, Americans are split evenly on the two-class question with as many saying the country is divided along economic lines as say this is not the case ((48% each). In sharp contrast, in 1988 71% rejected this notion, while just 26% saw a divided nation. Read More