Gallup: Wealthy worry about deficit, poor worry about jobs

at 11:31 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Gallup shows that there’s a direct correlation between household income and concern about the deficit. A recent survey found that the national debt/deficit was the most frequently listed “economic worry” of those earning $75,000 or more, at 21 percent. By contrast, only 8 percent of Americans earning $30,000 or less listed the national debt as their biggest economic concern.


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Gallup also notes that deficit hawks are more likely to reside in the heartland, as “residents of the Midwest are more concerned about the deficit than those elsewhere.”

 
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