Pew Research has a post up (“63%-to-42% – The ‘Possessions Perception Gap'”) about how our perception of what others have doesn’t match what others actually possess. They write:

Presented with a list of high-end consumer goods and services, and asked whether they have them and whether they believe most other people have them, most Americans tend to over-estimate what most other families have; for example, more than six-in-ten (62%) believe say that most families have a high definition television, whereas just 42% of all adults say that their family has one.

They also include a table that shows the difference for other items, including cable/satellite TV, 2+ cars, high-speed Internet, and more. It is part of, and links to, a larger story titled “Inside the Middle Class: Bad Times Hit the Good Life.”

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