7 Facts on Poverty in America: What You Didn't Know About the Poverty in Your Own Backyard.

Beliefnet

January 11, 2017

 

People come into the United States from all over the world to find freedom and to uncover enough wealth to raise their families. Many come from poor regions where they believe that the country doesn't struggle with poverty. As one of the world's wealthiest nations, this is simply a fallacy. And the numbers can attest to the fact that poverty is a pervasive problem America, but we don't like to admit it. We would like to think that the poor only dwell in third-world countries, but there is no denying it, poverty is a pervasive quandary in America. An estimated 43.1 million Americans lived in poverty in 2016, according to the United States Census Commission. "The 2015 poverty rate was 1.0 percentage point higher than in 2007, the year before the most recent recession," Hunger in America reported.
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