Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Americans Say Rich Are Greedy, Dishonest, Don't Pay Enough In Taxes: Pew Report

Americans Say Rich Are Greedy, Dishonest, Don't Pay Enough In Taxes: Pew Report

WASHINGTON — As the income gap between rich and poor widens, a majority of Americans say the growing divide is bad for the country and believe that wealthy people are paying too little in taxes, according to a new survey.

The poll released Monday by the Pew Research Center points to a particular challenge for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, whose party's policies are viewed by a wide majority as favoring the rich over the middle class and poor.

The poll found that many Americans believe rich people to be intelligent and hardworking but also greedy and less honest than the average American.

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