- In 2008, 91.6 million people—more than 30 percent of the nation’s population—fell below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
- In 2008, 39.1 million people—13.2 percent of total population—were below 100 percent of the federal poverty level.
- Poverty also increased in small metro areas and rural areas at faster rates than in cities.
- Western cities and Florida suburbs were among the first to see the effects of the Great Recession translate into significant increases in poverty between 2007 and 2008.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
So, while the fundamentalists work against Gay marriage, I notice a report from the Brookings Institution. Maybe the religious could better spend their time. The report finds that: