Class conflict

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The Pew Research Center recently announced the results from a public perception survey focused on the class conflict that is emerging in the U.S. due to the widening gap between the wealthy and the poor.  According to the survey, 66% of the 2,048 adult respondents believe there are “strong” or “very strong” conflicts between America’s top 1% – who saw their incomes rise 275% between 1979 and 2007 – and the remaining 99%.  That number is up 19 points since the question was last asked in 2009.  Respondents were also dramatically divided along political party lines – 77% of Democrats in the study said that the class conflicts were serious while only 55% of Republicans felt the same way.

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