Poverty

Americans Increasingly See Themselves as Poor or Lower Class

That outstrips the actual poverty rate

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The new unemployment statistics may be grim, but they don't compare to the economic situations that most Americans believe themselves to be in.

According to the Pew Research Center, one in three Americans say they are low or lower middle class. The number represents 32 percent of respondents compared to just 25 percent in 2008.

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