View Poll Results: Which social class do you 'fit'?

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  • Upper - Ivy League/Privileged

    5 7.46%
  • Upper-Middle - Specific degree PhD, Masters, etc

    22 32.84%
  • Middle - White collar professionals

    20 29.85%
  • Traditional Middle - working-blue/pink collar 4 yr degree

    14 20.90%
  • Working - HS diploma/Assoc degree

    12 17.91%
  • Poor - no college, HS or GED

    4 5.97%
  • I don't label myself and prefer that nobody knows

    7 10.45%
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Thread: Which class do you identify with?

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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    While Ivy is very strong evidence of capacity, the intellectual class transcends economic and other social class.

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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Your education level has nothing at all to do with allot of people earning potential. I was making more than my friends who had masters in the early 90's before I even finished my associates. I know constructions workers with no more than a HS diploma or less who own companies or make at least 6 figures. It boils down to what you do with what you have, not just what you have.

    The poll in my opinion should be divided by income...

    0 - 20,000 Poor/below poverty level
    21,000 - 35,000 Working
    36,000 - 50,000 Traditional Middle
    51,000 - 65,000 Middle
    66,000 - 100,000 Upper Middle
    101,000+ Upper Middle+

    I am talking single person income, not couples etc.
    Good point

    Your poll seems more realistic..... in terms of real-life application

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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Not always, but this is how I've seen it broken down - as the people using statistics are looking at the educational levels and how that correlates to income. Is it right? Not always and I don't think it paints a complete picture. However, I believe it's an easier way to get people to participate in a poll such as this, by asking them which 'class' they put themselves in based off of educational levels as to posting income amounts.
    I'm always going to be a mixture of classes: aware of how close I was/am to being the poor/working class, raised with lower-middle class sensibilities, but surrounded in the intellectual climate of the middle-upper middle class academic/public sector folk.

    I think referring exclusively to financial situations is a bit too......limiting in discussion of class.
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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Right now working. Start my Navy career soon. Wouldn't mind getting a Masters in Economics with a minor in Political Science.
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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    I have a degree but one does not have to have a degree to be upper middle class ...also one can be poor and still have a degree.....so the poll is a bit skewed.

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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I'm always going to be a mixture of classes: aware of how close I was/am to being the poor/working class, raised with lower-middle class sensibilities, but surrounded in the intellectual climate of the middle-upper middle class academic/public sector folk.

    I think referring exclusively to financial situations is a bit too......limiting in discussion of class.
    I agree. I wouldn't consider myself 'well off' by any stretch. I know what my job description is and I hold a degree. However, that doesn't mean that I'm any more 'well off' than the poor class at times. I do believe there are a lot of determining factors in social classes here in the U.S.

    I just wonder who the hell the politicians are referring to as their idea of "middle class".
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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Quote Originally Posted by Politicaladdict View Post
    I have a degree but one does not have to have a degree to be upper middle class ...also one can be poor and still have a degree.....so the poll is a bit skewed.
    Yes, I've addressed this on page one.
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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Intellectual is not a climate or education level. It's a class, as real as lower, middle and upper. An intellectual can and generally does spend time with both the poor and rich and finds themself comfortable with either. Dictators like intellectuals, until they get power; then, not so good for us.

    Everyone wants to be in this class, except rich snobs, and I'm sure you all are.

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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I agree. I wouldn't consider myself 'well off' by any stretch. I know what my job description is and I hold a degree. However, that doesn't mean that I'm any more 'well off' than the poor class at times. I do believe there are a lot of determining factors in social classes here in the U.S.

    I just wonder who the hell the politicians are referring to as their idea of "middle class".
    The 40-60k salary, college educated-frequently those with at least a BA/BS, home owners, plans to at least attempt to partially finance their children's post-secondary education, and so on.
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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Intellectual is not a climate or education level. It's a class, as real as lower, middle and upper. An intellectual can and generally does spend time with both the poor and rich and finds themself comfortable with either. Dictators like intellectuals, until they get power; then, not so good for us.

    Everyone wants to be in this class, except rich snobs, and I'm sure you all are.
    Sure it is.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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