There are, of course, wide disparities between Republican and Democrat responses—especially on solutions for inequality. Both agree that it has increased over the past decade (61 percent for Republicans and 68 percent for Democrats).
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While 90 percent of Democrats believe the government should do something, only 45 percent of Republicans agreed. Three-quarters of Democrats favor raising taxes on the wealthy and corporations; 59 percent of Republicans believe taxes should be lowered on those groups.
That last point may be why—despite all the talk about the topic at Davos and President Barack Obama's upcoming State of the Union speech—many still expect little or nothing to change anytime soon.
—By CNBC's Robert Frank. Follow him on Twitter @robtfrank.
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