But stats like this one from a recent Pew report on napping remind us that being poor in America today is a peculiar, rarefied condition. About one-third of Americans (34 percent) report napping in the last 24 hours, but poor people crush the middle class in the nap-a-thon:
Napping is quite common at the lower end of the income scale; some 42 percent of adults with an annual income below $30,000 report they napped in the past day. As income rises, napping declines. However, at the upper end of the scale (adults whose annual income is $100,000 or above) the tendency to nap revives and reverts to the mean.
What do non-poor people do with their non-napping hours? Mostly, they work.
And for your fun, un-P.C. fact of the day: Black people nap way more than whites or Hispanics.