According to a report about American fast food consumption, the more a person makes the more they eat fast food. Over 10,000 people were surveyed, and of those 10,000, only about 32% of those below the poverty line ate fast food daily. But 42% of the people who were above the poverty line making over $112.000 per year or more ate fast food on a daily basis.
This study has left many shocked because they assumed that because most fast food restaurants are located in poorer neighborhoods, poor people must be the biggest consumers. As it turns out, it wasn’t the lack of money that led most people to eat the unhealthy, yet affordable, food…it was the lack of time.
In fact, according to Slate, wealthier people lean toward the danger of obesity and heart disease because they lack the time to cook healthier meals—which ultimately leads to their finding a quick place to eat something while on the go.