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Poll: Few Americans Consider Themselves 'Rich'

Many Americans whose earnings place them among the nation's wealthiest people still don't feel consider themselves wealthy, according to tax-time polls. Perceptions of how the U.S. tax code works play into their fears, as do comparisons to others who make a bit -- or a lot -- more. NPR's Madeleine Brand reports.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).