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Poll: More agree than disagree with Occupy Wall Street goals

Zachary Roth
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Substantially more Americans agree than disagree with the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement, according to a new poll. And nearly two-thirds say wealth should be distributed more equitably.

Forty-three percent of respondents to a new CBS/New York Times survey said they agree with Occupy Wall Street's goals, while, 27 percent said they disagree. Thirty percent were unsure.

And 46 percent said Occupy Wall street represents the views of most Americans, while 34 percent said it doesn't.

Younger Americans, those with more education, and those who describe themselves as liberal were most likely to support the protests.

The movement, which began with demonstrations in lower Manhattan last month and has since spread to cities across the country, has inveighed against growing inequality and corporate influence in the political system.

Meanwhile, just 26 percent said that money and wealth are distributed fairly in America, while 66 percent say they aren't.

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