Economic inequality in the U.S.

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6 facts about economic inequality in the U.S.

Rising economic inequality in the United States has become a central issue in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, and discussions about policy interventions that might help address it are likely to remain at the forefront in the 2020 general election. As these debates continue, here are some basic facts about how economic inequality has changed over

61% of Americans say there’s too much economic inequality in the U.S.

A majority of Americans agree that the unequal distribution of income and opportunity in the U.S. has gotten to be too much. Economic inequality in the U.S. is rising. It has increased exponentially since the 1980s, according to a new Pew Research Center report on the topic. In 1980, the households that ranked in the top