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How Many Americans Make More Than $250,000?

- October 29, 2010

Ryan Enos at “Model Politics”:http://today.yougov.com/news/2010/10/29/know-anybody-making-250000/:

bq. Any idea what proportion of American families make more than $250,000 a year? Or, to potentially make it easier, any idea what proportion of families in your state make more than $250,000 a year?

bq. Don’t feel bad if you don’t know – most people don’t. The actual number, nationwide is somewhere less than 3% of families earn more than $250,000 a year. What did the survey respondents say when asked this question? The average response was close to 17%! – meaning your typical survey respondent thinks that almost 1 in 5 families in America earn that kind of money, when the answer is closer to 1 in 50!

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