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Attitudes

Attitudes

What do people think and know about inequality?

What do people think and know about inequality?

What Do People Think?

How have attitudes to economic inequality changed over time?

Attitudes to Overall Income Inequality

Income inequality is now a concern for most people:

  • In 2012, 82% of people said that the income gap in the UK was too large.
  • In 2012, just 14% thought the gap was "about right"1

Attitudes Towards Income Inequality and Redistribution

What Do People Know?

Most people have limited knowledge about economic inequality. They are unaware of the extent of differences in pay at their own workplace; and they greatly underestimate the income of those at the top, and the extent of wealth inequality in the UK.

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