Despite recovery, fewer Americans identify as middle class
Today about as many Americans identify themselves as lower or lower-middle class (40%) as say they are in the middle class (44%).
The Middle Class: Key Data Points from Pew Research
Despite the economic recovery, the share of Americans who identify themselves as middle class has dropped sharply in recent years. The proportion of Americans who identify with the middle class has never been lower, dropping to 44% from 53% in 2008 during the first months of the Great Recession, according to a survey conducted Jan. […]