The issue generated more predictable responses when viewed by wealth level. A quarter of people with investible assets of $1 million or more thought the wealthy don’t pay their fair share. That compares with 37 percent for people with investible assets of between $100,000 and $500,000.
Nearly a third of the millionaires agreed with the statement that inequality is not a problem and that “wealthy Americans pay taxes, provide jobs and invest in the U.S. and give to charities.”
George Walper of Spectrem Group said the divide between wealthy men and women on the subject of inequality highlights a deeper difference between men and women when it comes to wealth.
“I think, generally, you could say that women may be more sympathetic to some of the social issues around wealth compared to men,” he said.
Whatever the reason, the gender divide over wealth and inequality may be one reason why Obama still leads among women voters.
Why do think women may be more likely to say the wealthy don’t pay their fair share?
-By CNBC's Robert Frank
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