This table shows the percentage of people in each income bracket who are a) favorable, b) unfavorable, c) neutral, and d) haven’t heard of Occupy Wall St. protests.
Income bracket a. b. c. d.
|Less than $30,000||35||27||21||16|
|$30,000 to $50,000||35||28||22||15|
|$50,000 to $75,000||34||40||18||9|
|$75,000 to $100,000||33||35||14||18|
As you can see, the income category that is the most supportive of the protests is that of people making over $100,000. In all other income brackets, the percentage of supporters of the protests is about the same (10% less that the support the protests enjoy among the 10oK+ crowd.)
4 thoughts on “Which Income Bracket Supports the Occupy Protests the Most?”
This is the power of the Mass Media: the working classes have come to hate themselves in the form of “benifit scroungers”. A false class consciousness Has been created where people are so fixated on attacking those who get a bit of something for nothing that they forget about those getting a hell of a lot of something for nothing.
So much media attention is focused on the bottom scrapers that those ‘fat cat’ up in Wall Street get ignored.
The fact that a quarter of people in the lowest two wage brackets suggests something about how the media have been reporting this. As a Brit I have first hand experience of this, actually. I haven’t see anything about this on TV news, BBC mentioned it but only on teletext and their website; I had to go on the internet for the details.
One is forced to beg the question, has the media been purposefully downplaying the significance of this campaign?
Damn typos: “The fact that a quarter of people in the lowest two wage brackets suggests something about how the media have been reporting this.” should read as
“The fact that a quarter of people in the lowest two wage brackets haven’t heard of the protests suggests something about how the media have been reporting this.”
Honestly, I;m not the person to ask because I gave up on mainstream media a few years ago. I get all of my news from my blogroll and Twitter feed. Obviously, my sources are all progressive, so I was among the first people to become aware of the protests.
I saw exactly one report on the protests on CNN, spit at the Tv screen and walked away in disgust. So people who get their news from the mainstream newschannels must have an extremely skewed vision of the protesters.