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.

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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