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Week of 2.1.08

Middle Class Insecurity

Are politicians listening to middle-class families on the edge of economic collapse?

Leading up to the Super Tuesday primaries, polls indicate that the economy ranks as the number one issue on the minds of Americans, beating out immigration, global warming, even terrorism. NOW on PBS heads to America's heartland -- Illinois -- to investigate rampant anxiety among America's middle class. How did families on the edge of financial collapse get to this point, and which presidential candidate do they think can restore economic hope and stability?

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Demos: Measuring the Middle: Assessing What It Takes to Be Middle Class [pdf]

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