Friday, May 17, 2013

Quotation And Tables Of The Day: What Does It Take To Get By? Edition

From this Gallup poll:
The federal poverty threshold for a family of four is just under $24,000; however, Americans believe such a family unit living in their community needs more than double that -- $58,000, on average -- just to "get by." That estimate reflects 29% of Americans saying these families need up to $50,000 in annual income, 47% saying they need between $50,000 and $99,999, and 10% saying they need $100,000 or more.

There are some regional differences of opinion, but in every region and communities of all sizes most Americans believe that a family of four needs more than twice the official poverty level to "get by."


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