While all but 5% of Americans are willing to place themselves into a have or have-not category in the survey, more than half say they actually don't view the nation in these terms.
divided in this way are much more likely to place themselves in the have group (64%) than the have-not group (36%).
as being divided, and fewer, when asked, put themselves into the have-not category.
The percentage of have-nots has more than doubled since 1988, but has been more stable in recent years.
Lower-Income Americans Most Likely to See Themselves as Have-Nots
Still, only a little more than half of those whose annual household income is less than $36,000 say they are have-nots, along with less than half of those with some college or less.
society as being divided into groups of haves and have-nots, while 45% do.
The hazards of fretting about info haves and have-nots
Imagine that in 1895, some 13 years before the Model T, Al Gore's great-grandfather had correctly identified the potential importance of the new "horseless carriage" to future employment, and led the government push to ensure that we did not become a nation of "motorized transportation haves and have-nots.
The problem in America today is not information have-nots, it's information want-nots," he notes.
For people who feel that police power, segregation between have and have-not peoples, and military and secret police means are the only way to root out terrorism: you, too, will make the situation worse and your way is a loser, too.
The only way we will shut off the future supply of terrorists is by giving the have-not peoples of the world a stake in our system, and a true and lasting chance at economic opportunity.
Xuela, you could argue, is pretty much the quintessential have-not.
The big have-not for Xuela is love; it is a commodity denied her as a child and one she denies herself as a woman.