People with family incomes above $75,000 are more likely than others to say the poor have not worked hard enough. “Don't know” responses are not shown.
Source: Amina Dunn, “Partisans are divided over the fairness of the U.S. economy — and why people are rich or poor,” Pew Research Center, Oct. 4, 2018, https://tinyurl.com/y8ha8fbm
Data for the graphic are as follows:
|Family Income of Respondents||Percentage who say a person is rich because he or she worked harder||Percentage who say a person is rich because he or she had advantages in life||Percentage who say a person is poor because of a lack of effort||Percentage who say a person is poor because of circumstances beyond his or her control|
|$75,000 or more||49%||37%||38%||46%|
|Less than $30,000||36%||56%||31%||56%|