Polls of the Week: Aug. 2

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  • Democratic Party, voting, 2012 presidential election
  • Taxes, job growth
  • Income inequality, income gap, poverty
  • Cellphones, technology
  • Aurora, CO, mass shooting, 2012 London Olympics, 2012 presidential election, 2012 Summer Olympics, economy
  • Economy
  • 2012 London Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics
  • National polls, National News, Political News
  • Barack Obama, Super PAC, Mitt Romney
  • Barack Obama, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney

A House Divided

Americans tend to live in neighborhoods with people of similar economic status, a trend that has increased over the past 30 years, according to a Pew Center study released Aug. 2. Twenty-eight percent of lower-income households in 2010 were found in neighborhoods where at least half the residents were also lower income, up from 23 percent in 1980, while 18 percent of upper-income households were located in neighborhoods of the same income bracket, up from 9 percent in 1980. (Photos from left: REUTERS/Lee Celano, Frank Casimiro/Getty Images)