Characteristics of rich people: views of U.S. Republicans and Democrats in 2012

This statistic shows the results of a 2012 survey among American Republicans and Democrats on how they characterize the rich compared to the average person. In 2012, 49 percent of the respondents who were Republican stated they consider rich people more likely than the average person to be intelligent, whereas 33 percent of the respondents who were Democrats responded that rich people were more likely than the average person to be hardworking.

Republicans and Democrats: Compared to the average person, how would you characterize rich people?

RepublicansDemocrats
Intelligent49%38%
Hardworking55%33%
Greedy42%65%
Honest18%8%
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Source

Release date

August 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 16-26, 2012

Number of respondents

1,481*

Age group

8-19 years

Special properties

Republicans and Democrats

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

*Based on adults who are Republican (n=535) or Democrat (n=946).
Percentages may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.
The source does not specify the exact question used in the survey, the wording chosen here may therefore differ slightly.

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