The overwhelming majority of Americans believe the economy is rigged.
Seventy-one percent think the U.S. economic system is “rigged in favor of certain groups,” according to a new poll by Marketplace and Edison Research.
The poll asked a simple question: Which of the following comes closer to your opinion on the economic system in the U.S. People could select between three options:
1. The economic system is rigged in favor of certain groups
2. The economy system is fair to all Americans
3. Don’t know
Most selected rigged economy. It didn’t matter if the person was white, black or Hispanic or whether they identified as Republican, Democrat or Independent. The majority feel the American Dream comes with huge asterisk that reads “only for the favored few.”