Survey on the difference between wealthy Americans and average Americans in 2012

This statistic shows the results of a survey among American adults regarding the differences between rich and average Americans as of August 2012. In August, 43 percent of the respondents considered rich people to be more intelligent. 34 percent of the respondents supposed that rich people were less likely to be honest.

What do you think, how are the rich different from average Americans?

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Release date

August 2012


United States

Survey time period

July 7-26, 2012

Number of respondents

2,508 respondents

Age group

8-19 years

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Percentages may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

According to the source, "No opinion/no difference" also includes "Don't know/refused" responses.

The source does not provide the exact wording of the question, the wording chosen here may therefore differ slightly.

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