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Only rich Americans think life is fair

Posted by on February 2, 2017


Half of people earning over $80,000 a year say life is fair, unlike people earning less than $80,000

‘Life isn’t fair’ is a retort many of us were confronted with when we were growing up. Depending on our experiences in life, many of us have realized the truth in the statement.

YouGov’s latest research shows that, narrowly, Americans tend to think life is not fair. 46% say that life isn’t fair, while 38% say it is fair. The poorest people in America are the least likely to say life is fair (33%) while the richest people in America are the most likely (50%).

Republicans (47%) are also notably more likely than Democrats (34%) to say that life is fair.

Democrats (70%), on the other hand, are more likely than Republicans (58%) to say that life should be fair. 27% of Republicans say that life should not be fair, compared to 12% of Democrats.

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