For years, economists, analysts, politicians and pundits have bemoaned the steady decline of the middle class -- and, odds are, you've felt what they're talking about from the inside. But that's not the same as seeing the data laid out in front of you.
In Wednesday's Wall Street Journal, economists Mark Perry and Donald Boudreaux of the American Enterprise Institute refuted the "myth" of the declining middle class, with statistics that show we're better off today than we were in 1950.
America's middle class has gotten a lot of attention in the 2012 election, but what, exactly, does "middle class" mean? If you've ever wondered -- and wondered whether or not you're a member of it -- take a peek at our middle-class quiz.