Poll: Americans Want Government to Push Economic Mobility
An overwhelming majority of Americans want the government to help poor and middle-class Americans better their lot, but there was significant disagreement about whether or not the government was pursuing the right strategy. The poll seems to underscore a long-running truism that everyone wants to help the poor but no one agrees how to do it.
Some 83% of respondents in a new poll by the Pew Charitable Trusts supported a government role in promoting economic mobility, and 58% said the government could do more. Yet 37% believed the government is pursuing the “wrong strategies” and 43% believed it was pursing the right strategies ineffectually.
This belief cut across party lines, Pew said, with 91% of Democrats and 73% of Republicans supporting a government role in helping the poor and middle class from falling behind.
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- Economic Mobility Project