Results from a recent analysis suggest that there is a general lack of support for increased government intervention to help develop solutions for economic inequality in America – even when anxieties about inequality are high.
The analysis, conducted by Brandeis University political scientist Graham Wright, examined survey data from as far back as 1966 that revealed information on public concern for economic inequality and support for redistributive policies.
The years when the public had reported higher concerns for economic inequality did not match up with an increase in support for redistributive policies. In fact, the public is likely to be less supportive of government intervention to develop solutions. Learn more about the study here.
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