Study: Income Inequality Greater, Growing Faster In Blue States

 

 

 

” President Obama has said that reducing the growing gap between high and low income earners is one of his top domestic priorities. But a new study finds that residents of states that voted for Obama in 2012 “are experiencing more income inequality than people in other states.”

“ Income inequality is worse in blue states, and has also grown more quickly in those areas over the past 10 years,” according to the study, entitled “Blue states have the income-inequality blues,” by Richard Barrington, senior financial analyst at MoneyRates.com.

  CNSNews.com previously reported that a Brookings Institute study found that the highest levels of income inequality in the nation were in large cities that overwhelmingly voted for President Obama’s reelection in 2012.”

 

The top ten states in income inequality :

 

” For now, here is a list of the states (plus Washington, D.C.) with the greatest income inequality:

State or District High income/low income
1. Washington, D.C.

2.60

2. California

2.55

3. New York

2.50

4. New Jersey

2.45

5. Michigan

2.43

6. Illinois

2.41

7. Texas

2.40

8. Louisiana

2.38

9. Maryland

2.38

10. Virginia

2.38

 

 

 

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