Almost half of the U.S. public believes agrees with the views being raised by the “Occupy Wall Street” movement which blames corporations and money-related corruption in Washington for the ills of society.

A New York Times/CBS poll released Tuesday found 43 percent of Americans align themselves with OWS. Twenty-seven percent disagree with the movement which began just over a month ago with protesters camping out at a park in downtown Manhattan a few blocks from Wall Street in the financial district. Thirty percent of people said they were unsure.

The poll, which asked if money and wealth were distributed fairly in America found two thirds of those polled saying it wasn’t, with 26 percent saying it is.

By party, however, there was more polarization. Fifty percent of Republicans said wealth was distributed evenly, 7 percent of Democrats thought, as did 23 percent of independents.

Another forty-six percent said OWS represented the views of most Americans compared with 34 percent who said it did not.

Nevertheless, over half the people said they had not heard enough about the movement to say what they thought about it specifically. Fifty-three percent they were undecided or had not heard enough, while 25 percent said they had a favorable impression and 20 percent said they had an unfavorable impression.

OWS Views

According to Adbusters, an activist magazine from which the movement sprouted, the demand of OWS is that President Barack Obama establish a Presidential Commission “tasked with ending the influence money has over our representatives in Washington.”

“It's time for DEMOCRACY NOT CORPORATOCRACY, we're doomed without it,” Adbusters writes on its site.

On the web page the call of action is “fighting back against the corrosive power o major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations.”