- Judith Niehues ·
- IW-Trends No. 1 ·
- 2 April 2019
Subjective Redistribution Preferences in Germany: Popular Will and Political Reality
Survey data suggest that a majority of Germans want the government to reduce income disparities. This subjective preference for redistribution has increased markedly in the past decade, regardless of the actual development of distribution ratios, which have hardly changed since 2005.