I just read an article and watched a video that shares statistics about “poverty” in the United States, based on information from the 2010 census. Definitely comment and let me know if these stats are true and if you’ve heard other stats.
Here is a quote and I include the video below –
80 percent of the poor in American households haveair conditioning. In 1970, only 36 percent of all Americans had it.
92 percent of poor households have a microwave; two-thirds have at least one DVD player and 70 percent of the poor have a VCR.
75 percent of the poor in America havea caror truck; 31 percent of the poor have two to three cars.
80 percent of poor adults and 96 percent of poor children in America were never hungry at any time during the year because they could not afford food.
Nearly two-thirds of the poor in America (63.7 percent) have cable or satellite television.
Half of the poor in America have a personal computer.
More than half of the poor families in America with children have avideo game systemsuch as Xbox or PlayStation.
Just under half of all of the poor in America have Internet access.
One third of the poor in America have a widescreen plasma or LCD TV.
One in every four poor people have a digital video recorder such as TiVo.
And finally, the average poor person in America has more living space than the average non-poor person in Europe.