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What do Americans think of their country's income inequality?

24 January 2014 Last updated at 14:59 GMT

As President Obama prepares for his annual State of the Union speech on 28 January, income inequality is expected to be on the top of his agenda.

The US has one of the highest income gaps in the developed world, and the gap is growing.

Americans are keenly aware of the widening gulf between rich and poor but are divided over how to combat the problem, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center and USA Today.

The BBC's David Botti breaks down the numbers to see how the US compares to the rest of the world and how Americans are reacting to the income gap.

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