# American poverty, a Thanksgivig Poll

## 24% in US make under $8.50. Why? Poll closed Dec 5, 2003. 1. ### Difference of ability 1 vote(s) 20.0% 2. ### Free Trade (NAFTA) 0 vote(s) 0.0% 3. ### Immigration 0 vote(s) 0.0% 4. ### Recession or Business Cycle 0 vote(s) 0.0% 5. ### Intrinsic (Capitalism or "The poor are always with us" 4 vote(s) 80.0% 1. Nov 27, 2003 ### selfAdjoint Staff Emeritus According to a recent study, 24% of Americans make less than$8.50 an hour. What, in your opinion, are the causes of this?

2. Nov 27, 2003

### Sanders

3. Nov 28, 2003

### Nereid

Staff Emeritus
Why just one cause?

The Poll doesn't allow for "all of the above", so I didn't vote.

A good look at the survey from which the figures came would be helpful (the poll question itself may be misleading).