According to a new Gallup poll, more Americans are in favoring of taxing the wealthy in order to ‘spread the wealth around.’
It should come as no surprise that conservatives – and rich people – weren’t big fans of the idea.
But in some ways the most interesting demographic sub-sample is the age one. Respondents ages 18 to 34 are supportive of redistributive taxation by a 59-38 margin, while those over 55 are much more skeptical — 47 percent say tax the rich, and 50 percent disagree. In other words, the age stratification of American politics isn’t just about gay marriage or marijuana; it cuts to the core economic policy divides in Washington and state capitals around the country.
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