Should govt reduce income differences
Variable: eqwlth
Module:
Core
Subject:
Inequality Income
,
Split Ballots
Survey Questions
Questions associated with this variable:

A. Some people think that the government in Washington ought to reduce the income differences between the rich and the poor, perhaps by raising the taxes of wealthy families or by giving income assistance to the poor. Others think that the government should not concern itself with reducing this income difference between the rich and the poor. Here is a card with a scale from 1 to 7. Think of a score of 1 as meaning that the government ought to reduce the income differences between rich and poor, and a score of 7 meaning that the government should not concern itself with reducing income differences. What score between 1 and 7 comes closest to the way you feel? (CIRCLE ONE):

Year Availability
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Summary by Year
Showing All Years
Code Label
1 Govt reduce diff
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7 No govt action
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8 Don't know
9 No answer
0 Not applicable
1978 1980 1983 1984 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018
146 246 315 306 338 408 193 182 188 201 184 289 331 282 301 175 171 415 319 244 324 365 451 347
82 136 171 179 130 160 95 132 107 126 122 183 200 181 217 84 80 187 116 106 132 165 248 154
130 238 256 223 247 307 180 199 157 173 201 322 303 331 294 164 152 320 234 219 194 251 297 272
157 290 278 251 302 369 197 206 190 200 187 420 409 402 374 177 168 410 240 249 240 284 328 260
81 180 177 191 160 218 121 116 80 123 130 292 237 213 258 125 107 254 178 215 148 232 255 221
57 106 131 117 89 103 75 72 56 75 81 167 158 157 160 66 64 149 93 99 84 121 147 119
94 227 230 171 182 221 112 108 93 89 130 303 234 303 245 109 123 221 169 227 202 253 210 166
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 40 38 24 19 25 21 18 25 27 18 27 45 35 38 11 10 28 15 12 12 15 15 21
3 5 3 11 3 8 3 2 3 3 4 8 8 7 9 1 1 5 1 6 2 1 5 3
771 0 0 0 0 0 484 502 473 500 549 981 979 921 921 1853 1936 2521 658 667 636 851 911 785
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 32212
Missing cases 30254