There are wide gaps between conservative and centrist Republicans on whether the government should do something to reduce poverty and inequality.
A summary of where Americans stand on ten key issues likely to come up in President Obama's State of the Union address.
Survey Report There is broad public agreement that economic inequality has grown over the past decade. But as President Obama prepares for Tuesday’s State of the Union, where he is expected to unveil proposals for dealing with inequality and poverty, there are wide partisan differences over how much the government should – and can – […]
With issues of economic inequality becoming more prominent, a "5 Facts" primer.
The U.S. has one of the most unequal income distributions among developed nations -- even after taxes and transfer payments are taken into account.
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.
President Obama took on a topic yesterday that most Americans don’t like to talk about much: inequality. There are a lot of ways to measure economic inequality (and we’ll be discussing more on Fact Tank), but one basic approach is to look at how much income flows to groups at different steps on the economic […]
The issue of income inequality is back in the news at a time when the U.S. public believes there is a growing gulf between rich and poor that is likely to continue.
About six-in-ten Americans worry that they will lose their jobs due to the current state of the economy.
A new report from the World Economic Forum ranks the 10 most important global trends, based on a poll of 1,592 leaders from academia, business, government, and non-profits. Here are some data points that compare and contrast the public’s views around the world with the trends identified by the experts. 1. Rising societal tensions in the Middle […]