Turns out that poverty is still really bad

Gallup is out with new data on the correlation of poverty to other problems. It turns out that poverty is actually really bad. Stunning I know. There is lots of great data in the Gallup release, including two questions on healthy food affordability and consumption, a topic that seems to be really popular these days among certain types of leftists. The most troubling figures — in my view — are those tracking health ailment differentials, depression in particular.

Nearly a third of impoverished people are depressed, an unsurprising conclusion as poverty is quite a depressing condition to find oneself in. I never imagined the depression differential would be this high though, with basically twice as many impoverished people depressed as those who are not in poverty.