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Poll Results: How Should Obama Define 'Wealthy?'

CNBC and LinkedIn asked what you think is a fair definition of "wealthy" for Obama's proposed tax hike.

14,950 votes
373 comments

See results charts (on LinkedIn.com)


Overall results:

36.2% say $500K annual income
29.9% say $250K annual income
27.5% say $1 million + annual income
4.2% other
2.2% say $100K


BY AGE:
Older people have a higher bar for “wealthy”:

People who think $250K is “wealthy”

40% of people 18-24
35% of people 25-34
27% of people 35-54
28% of people 55+


BY MAJOR US REGION
One of the things we heard in the comments, a lot, was that “wealthy” very much depends on where you live.

Where do the least people think $250K is wealthy?

22% - Phoenix, AZ
23% - New York City
24% - Atlanta, CA
26% - Charlotte, NC
26% - Houston, TX


Where do the most people think $250K is wealthy?

43% - Portland, OR
38% - Seattle, WA
37% - Detroit, MI


Where do the most people think $1 million is wealthy?

37% - Tampa, FL
34% - Atlanta, GA
34% - St. Lous, MO
33% - Houston, TX
32% - Cincinnati, OH
31% - New York City
30% - Denver, CO