Source: The Guardian
quote: Americans vastly underestimate the degree of wealth inequality in America, and we believe that the distribution should be far more equitable than it actually is, according to a new study. Even demographic groups not usually associated with wealth redistribution such as Republicans -- desired a more equal distribution of wealth than the status quo.Americans thought the richest 20 percent of our society controlled about 59 percent of the wealth, while the real number is closer to 84 percent. They also believed the top 20 percent should own only 32 percent of the wealth. Without knowing which country they were picking, 92 percent of respondents said they'd rather live in a country with Sweden's wealth distribution.