More Democrats than Republicans said they were discouraged by income disparity in the country, a new Gallup poll found.
In the United States, 67% of Americans are displeased with the ways income and wealth are distributed, according to a new poll.
Exactly three-fourths of Democrats said they were “very” or “somewhat” dissatisfied, according to the Gallup poll published Monday. Surveyors recorded 54% of Republicans agreeing to the same answers.
Additionally, 24% of Democrats and 45% of Republicans said they were satisfied.
Americans remain less optimistic about economic opportunity in the country than before the financial crisis of 2008. Legislators expect President Obama, who spoke in December about prioritizing lowering income disparity, to address the topic in his State of the Union speech later next week on Jan. 28. He declared growing inequality and lack of upward mobility as the “defining challenge of our time” in his address to the country on Dec. 4, 2013.
Gallup randomly questioned more than 1,000 U.S. adults between Jan. 5 and Jan. 8 as part of the “Mood of the Nation” survey.