The Tipping Point: Most Americans No Longer Are Middle Class

December 10, 2015 5:55 AM

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Americans have long lived in a nation made up primarily of middle-class families, neither rich nor poor, but comfortable enough.

A just-released analysis of government data shows that as of 2015, middle-income households have become the minority. The trend is so firmly established that it may well continue; Americans have experienced "a demographic shift that could signal a tipping point," Pew researchers concluded Wednesday.

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