Chart of the Week: How America’s poor can still be rich in stuff
While most manufactured goods are considerably cheaper than they were three decades ago, many key services are much more expensive — contributing to the paradox of greater material abundance among even poor Americans.
Americans agree inequality has grown, but don’t agree on why
Two-thirds of Americans say the gap between the rich and everyone else has increased, but when asked why they cite dozens of different reasons.
Chart of the Week: U.S. middle class no longer the world’s richest
A New York Times chart illustrates disparities in income growth between the U.S. and other advanced economies.
U.S. Catholics mirror general public on views of inequality
Both Pope Francis and President Obama have highlighted the issue of income inequality. U.S. Catholics support government action on the issue, but not necessarily more than the general public.
New academic study links rising income inequality to ‘assortative mating’
The income gap between couples with relatively high and those with relatively low levels of education had widened substantially since 1960, according to a new study.
Inequality, poverty divide Republicans more than Democrats
There are wide gaps between conservative and centrist Republicans on whether the government should do something to reduce poverty and inequality.
State of the Union 2014: Where Americans stand on key issues
A summary of where Americans stand on ten key issues likely to come up in President Obama’s State of the Union address.
Most See Inequality Growing, but Partisans Differ over Solutions
There is broad public agreement that economic inequality has grown over the past decade, but there are wide partisan differences over how much the government should – and can – do to address these issues.
5 facts about economic inequality
With issues of economic inequality becoming more prominent, a “5 Facts” primer.
Global inequality: How the U.S. compares
The U.S. has one of the most unequal income distributions among developed nations — even after taxes and transfer payments are taken into account.