Times change, but poverty is always with us, and so is fear of poverty.
A Salvation Army-commissioned You Gov poll suggests that Coalition-era British families have precisely the same material worries as their forebears 100 years ago: that they will not have enough cash for food, clothes and a roof over their head.
This isn't entirely surprising. I suspect that a poll of ordinary British families in 1812 and 1712 would have pinpinted the same concerns.
by Patrick Butler