I stumbled upon a chart that does an extremely good job of putting a visual representation to the claims I have been making in my previous two posts. In both posts I discussed the major issue of race. I’d like to take this a step further to lay claim to the idea that the movement does a poor job of adequately representing the full range that the 99% encompasses and not just in racial terms.
This study consisted of 5,006 visitors to occupywallst.org being surveyed. According to this chart, compiled by business intelligence analyst Harrison Schultz, who helped develop occupywallst.org, and Professor Hector R. Cordero-Guzman from the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, OWS supporters appear to be not only vastly white, but also mostly college educated, male, self-proclaimed Independents, and employed if not full-time then at least part time. It is notable that the distribution of both income and age is about even, although the highest percentage of respondents were between the ages of 25 and 44. Not surprisingly, Republicans were vastly under-represented. This survey is extremely similar to the survey I discussed in my first post. However, this survey had a larger number of respondents, giving it more external validity. This chart, along with the surveys and interviews done at actual OWS camps I presented in earlier posts, give strong support to idea that the movement that is claiming to represent and speak for the 99% is in fact failing to do so.
Here is the link to the chart I reference in this post, I had trouble uploading it with the text originally so I chose to upload it as a completely separate post: