See the latest Pew Research Center reports and data related to income inequality in society.

U.S. PoliticsApril 28, 2014

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.

Fact TankApril 25, 2014

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.

ReligionMarch 27, 2014

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.

January 29, 2014

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.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 29, 2014

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.

GlobalJanuary 27, 2014

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.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 23, 2014

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.

GlobalJanuary 7, 2014

5 facts about economic inequality

With issues of economic inequality becoming more prominent, a “5 Facts” primer.

Fact TankDecember 19, 2013

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.

GlobalDecember 6, 2013

The U.S.’s high income gap is met with relatively low public concern

Public awareness of income inequality in the U.S. appears to be out of touch with existing income gaps in contrast to most other countries.