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Americans differ sharply on causes of income inequality, study finds

Americans differ sharply on causes of income inequality, study finds

Americans agree that income inequality has widened in the last decade but disagree about what’s causing it, with their answers often diverging along political lines, according to a new study. Democratic and Republican voters differ sharply on the underlying causes of inequality, with the survey's liberal-leaning respondents much likelier to blame tax policies that favor the rich, while their conservative-tilting counterparts point far more heavily to the work ethic of the poor. “Ask people why the gap has grown, and their answers are all over the place,” said the analysis by Pew Research Center. Tax loopholes, government policies and the lumbering job market...

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