If you have ever thought that the “poor” in this country still live a fairly comfortable lifestyle, here is an interesting article confirming this:
The Census report also compares, from 1992 through 1998, people’s perceptions of whether basic needs were being met. More than 92% of Americans below the poverty line said they had enough food, as of 1998. Some 86% said they had no unmet need for a doctor, 89% had no roof leaks, and 87% said they had no unpaid rent or mortgage.
I wonder about the Census report for the lower middle class–would this many respondents say they had no unmet needs for a doctor and no unpaid rent?