A majority of Americans (57%) mostly or completely agree that it is the responsibility of government to “take care of people who can’t take care of themselves,” a Pew survey finds, although only 19% completely agree. Support for this proposition varies inversely with income: 52% of self-identified upper-class agree compared with 56% of middle-class and 66% of lower-class Americans. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.