A couple of days ago, the folks at the Pew Research Center announced the results of a survey that showed that two thirds of the people they sampled believe there are “strong” or “very strong” conflicts between rich and poor. Click on the link above to see the announcement; you can download their .pdf via the link on the right side of the page.
This rising consciousness of conflict hasn’t yet translated into greater negative perceptions of the rich, according to the Pew survey. But the fact that most Americans are at least perceiving the issue is a big step forward.
Sabrina Tavernise at NYT (who’s fast becoming one of my fave journalists) has a piece on this.