The Invisible Poor [Infographic]
How often are you thinking about poverty, or are the poor really invisible? Around 27% of Americans said they believe people are poor because they are lazy, not due to economic circumstances. But, how true is this exactly?
Lack of education and the percentage of dropouts in America have lead to an increase in poverty for our country. With the lack of education and knowledge to proceed into a better career field, you are left working a dead-end, low-paying job. That is if you even have a job at all. There are now over 64 million people in the US that have completely given up looking for a job due to the lack of hope they have in finding that perfect job.
Another reason why the poor are invisible is 37% of people who are not poor and do not have any friends or family who are poor say that poor people have hard lives because government benefits don’t go far enough to assist them. However, keeping in mind these same people have not witnessed nor have lived in the same economical standing.
But then again, with half of Americans saying the poor are not doing enough to help themselves out of poverty, whose fault is it really?