From a New York Times report of a telephone poll it conducted earlier this month in the U.S. with 1,006 adults:
The majority of those polled said they were more concerned about the possibility that too much regulation in Washington could stymie the economy than they were about the prospect of inequality. Fifty-four percent of respondents said that "over-regulation that may interfere with economic growth" was a bigger problem than "too little regulation that may create an unequal distribution of wealth." Only 38 percent said that too little regulation posed a bigger problem...."I don't know what you mean by an unequal distribution of wealth," said Robert Monti, a 74-year-old retired social studies teacher from Niagara Falls, N.Y., who identified himself as "a registered Democrat but haven't voted Democrat in years."
He said, "It's a proven fact that everybody can't make the same amount of money, and it's a ridiculous assumption that they can. You'll never have economic equality. Ever."