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Middle Class Thinks Rich Americans Are Smarter & Greedier

Some 2,500 middle-class Americans were recently polled by Pew Research. The condensed findings are as follows:

Overwhelmingly they believe the growing wealth divide is a �bad thing� for the country.

Wealthy Americans are viewed (by their peers) as more intelligent and hardworking, and also viewed as greedier and less honest.

Wealthy is defined as an annual income of at least $100,000 for a family of four. Different regions had higher figures � a median income of $150,000.

Of the poll respondents:

48% say the rich pay too little in taxes

37% say lower-income Americans pay too much in taxes

34% say lower-income Americans pay their fair share

20% felt lower-income pay too little in taxes

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