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?

    Middle-class. A little above the median income. Uniformed professional.
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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    You were the only guy to put yourself in the top and like any man worth his salt, enough isn't enough.
    still ranting, that makes no sense. and since I come from the first millionaire family west of Pittsburgh I am being honest. Nicholas Longworth-look him up

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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    The notion of "class" in America is pretty much (when you drill down into it) bunk. As if there were a sharp dividing line between someone making $245K a year and someone making $255 a year, or as if you could compare like to like between someone pulling in $250K in Louisiana with someone pulling in $250K in New York city.


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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    right now.. I fall into upper class ( but I don't have old money, and ivy league education, or privilege... i'm the first of my family to break into the upper class)

    I was born poor, raised poor, and remained poor into my mid-late 20's... after I picked up a little rank in the Corps, I was traditional middle class solidly into my late 40's early 50's...I went from traditional middle to upper class rather quickly.. less than 5 years.

    I don't think I would have broken into ,or remained in, the upper class if I hadn't spent so much time being poor.

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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    right now.. I fall into upper class ( but I don't have old money, and ivy league education, or privilege... i'm the first of my family to break into the upper class)

    I was born poor, raised poor, and remained poor into my mid-late 20's... after I picked up a little rank in the Corps, I was traditional middle class solidly into my late 40's early 50's...I went from traditional middle to upper class rather quickly.. less than 5 years.

    I don't think I would have broken into ,or remained in, the upper class if I hadn't spent so much time being poor.
    But come on, nobody can ever better themselves! I'm the same, I grew up relatively poor, I'm doing much, much better than my parents ever did. My wife, likewise, is doing much better than her parents. I guess neither of us exist.
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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    I always thought that class directly correlated with income. According to this chart I am in the traditional middle class since I have a 4 year bachelors degree. Although, I'm still in school to work on a doctorate and I'm broke and gong into debt every year to finance my tuition and living expenses
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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    I think in todays economy these brackets are somewhat low and small. 100,000 is not upper middle anymore. With all the expenses involved this would probably be more like Middle Middle.
    I'd say that they don't work nation wide, because localities have different costs of living.
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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'd say that they don't work nation wide, because localities have different costs of living.
    I agree with this. Where I live making $100,000 goes a long way and in my opinion would be upper class. Although, for my area's cost of living I would say anything above $75,000 a year is upper class. Then again, I grew up extremely poor so I view being able to afford vacations, a larger home and nice expensive things as upper class.
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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    The notion of "class" in America is pretty much (when you drill down into it) bunk. As if there were a sharp dividing line between someone making $245K a year and someone making $255 a year, or as if you could compare like to like between someone pulling in $250K in Louisiana with someone pulling in $250K in New York city.
    I hadn't thought about that comparison but you are exactly right.

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    Re: Which class do you identify with?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I agree with this. Where I live making $100,000 goes a long way and in my opinion would be upper class. Although, for my area's cost of living I would say anything above $75,000 a year is upper class. Then again, I grew up extremely poor so I view being able to afford vacations, a larger home and nice expensive things as upper class.
    I look at these things a lot differently, at least in my opinion.
    Last year I was making $25k a year, just bought my house, living well enough.

    While some of my new neighbors were earning twice or more than I was and they were loosing their house.

    What class does that make us?
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