A growing share of U.S. adults say it’s a bad thing for the country that some people have personal fortunes of a billion dollars or more.
17% of the global population could be considered middle income in 2020. Most people were either low income (51%) or poor (10%).
The shares of Americans in each income tier who have home broadband or a smartphone have not significantly changed from 2019 to 2021.
Some 15% of all home broadband users in the U.S. say they have had trouble paying for their high-speed internet service during the pandemic.
In 2020, women earned 84% of what men earned, our analysis of median hourly earnings of both full- and part-time workers found.
Putting minimum wage policy in the hands of lawmakers is one of several ways in which the U.S. approach stands apart from other countries.
College graduates without a college-educated parent have lower incomes and less wealth, on average, than those with a parent who has a bachelor’s or higher degree.
Nearly half of Black adults say the economic impact of the pandemic will make achieving their financial goals harder in the long term.
Americans’ views on some aspects of the U.S. tax system vary widely by political party affiliation.
About six-in-ten Americans (62%) say they favor raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, including 40% who strongly back the idea.