More Americans making $100,000 consider themselves working class than rich, and it shows just how expensive the US has become

More people making at least $100,000 consider themselves working class than affluent, according to an INSIDER and Morning Consult survey.

The survey polled 4,400 Americans — 570 of them reported making an income of $100,000 or more. It asked respondents to define their current financial situation by selecting poor, working class, middle class, upper middle class, or affluent (or don’t know).

Of those earning $100,000 or more who responded to the question, 10% identified as working class and around 6% identified as affluent. The majority identified as middle class (nearly 42%) or upper middle class (nearly 36%), while roughly 3% defined themselves as poor.

This response signals a trend that repeatedly popped up during the survey: Respondents who in some way identify with what many deem a typical measure of wealth don’t necessarily feel wealthy.

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