You should be able to buy television at any price anywhere in the world, but that’s not the case in the United States.
As the number of people living in poverty continues to rise, Americans are facing more and more hurdles in their ability to access basic cable services, including streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
In a report from Pew Research Center, a report released Monday shows that Americans who do not have a cable subscription are actually more likely to be uninsured than those who do.
In fact, about half of all households that do not subscribe to a TV provider, or who do have access to a cable package, have an income that is more than the national average, the report found.
The median income of households that don’t have access is $24,000, or $7,000 higher than the average for the United Kingdom.
In addition, the study also found that the percentage of households with incomes less than $20,000 is on the rise.
The Pew Research survey of 1,004 adults was conducted online on Aug. 21-22.
Pew’s findings are based on interviews with 1,013 adults, aged 18 and older, conducted in late August.