How are the middle class faring? The Brookings Middle Class Monitor answers this question with 18 metrics from the five key domains for a good quality of life: Money, Time, Relationships, Health, and Respect.

Regularly updated, and broken down where possible by race, education, and gender, these data amount to an annual check on the state of the American middle class. Do they have enough money? How pressed for time are they? How strong are their families? Are they healthy? Are they treated with respect?

Dig into the data. But also, hear the voices of middle-class Americans on these questions – and read our proposed reforms.

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Thank You to the following
for their work on this project

Hannah Van Drie
Chris Pulliam
Ariel Gelrud Shiro
Morgan Welch
Ember Smith
Chenoah Sinclair
Katie Guyot
Tiffany Ford
Abigail Kaunda
Katie Merris