Rich-poor conflict said No. 1 U.S. strain

Posted: January 15, 2012 in Capitalism, Socio, The People's History
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Rich-poor conflict has replaced racial strain and friction due to nationality as the top U.S. tension, a national issues, attitudes and trends survey indicated.

The Pew Research Center survey was released the same day an Indiana University study said millions of Americans fell below the poverty line during the Great Recession and millions more would be forced into poverty, even as the nation emerges from the downturn.

The Pew survey found 66 percent of Americans say they believe “very strong” or “strong” conflicts exist between the rich and the poor, a 19 percent jump from 2009.

The 30 percent who say class conflicts are very strong is double the proportion who said the same thing in July 2009 and represents the largest share expressing this opinion since the question was first asked in 1987, the non-profit Pew center said.

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