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What social class are you?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ComradeDavo, May 26, 2008.

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What social class would you/your family describe yourself as?

  1. Working Class

    12.0%
  2. Lower Middle Class

    15.3%
  3. Middle Class

    34.0%
  4. Upper Middle Class

    25.3%
  5. Upper Class

    7.3%
  6. Dunno?

    6.0%
  1. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    Inspired by a conversation earlier where my mum (who does alot of research into our family tree) described our family as never being well off (aka always working class), I thought i'd ask what 'social class' you people here at CFC think of yourselfs and your family as being.

    Divided it into 5 options for the poll, aka I sperated middle class into 3 sections to represent the divides there.
     
  2. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    In before the "working class" semantic complaints!

    I'm upper-middle-class income with lower-middle-class lifestyle
     
  3. holy king

    holy king Deity

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    you're doing it wrong! :lol:
     
  4. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    Yeah I understand that many would divide that further (as on the wiki article for social class where you see splits between 'working class' and 'the poorest') but I just combined them into 'working class' to make the poll more straight forward.
     
  5. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    Working class I guess.
     
  6. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    I can't not work. But I know many people who are much worse off than my family is. Discounting my parents, by myself, I'm definitely at the bottom. But I live with them right now.

    Hell, I don't know.
     
  7. LightFang

    LightFang "I'm the hero!"

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    I'm middle class. Or at least my family is middle class. :)
     
  8. scy12

    scy12 Deity

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    A few vacations before becoming a university student class. Since right now i am more of a leech and my income comes from my parents one could say bottom of the chain. However i am getting a personal income from them (Call it a donation) and i am doing very well with it. Simply money is not an issue because i would rather miss something that i want than stay out of money. I like to program my expenses and that means that i will manage on the transitioning period until i would be able to fully sustain myself.
     
  9. skadistic

    skadistic Caomhanach

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    Ain't it fun!
     
  10. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Based purely on income, working class. Based on where I will be once I'm done with college, firmly middle class.

    That is, of course, unless he's throwing most of it into savings, in which case his frugalness sets him above the vast majority of Americans.
     
  11. luiz

    luiz Trendy Revolutionary

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    I work therefore I must be working class.
     
  12. Whomp

    Whomp Keep Calm and Carry On Retired Moderator

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    Moderator Action: Anymore spam and we'll have a problem. Answer the question or else...
     
  13. luiz

    luiz Trendy Revolutionary

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    One thing that intrigues me is why the politically correct movement, in its noble crusade to protect us all from offensive terms, has not taken issue with the term "working class" in the context that it is used in most countries.

    Basically it is used as a synonim for "lower income". The obvious implication is that the rest of society does not work, or at least does no "real work", and rather lives on with their rents and stocks. If that is not offensive to a doctor that works 6 days a week and over 12 hours a day (like several I know), then I don't know what is.
     
  14. West 36

    West 36 Can count up to 4

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    I wouldn't have faired well on the Titanic.

    Too many 'middle class' distinctions IMHO.
     
  15. History_Buff

    History_Buff Knight of Cydonia

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    I like the very Gaussian nature of the results. Cool that that actually worked out.
     
  16. Sims2789

    Sims2789 Fool me once...

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    I'm between middle and upper-middle. I'm a college student. I work full-time in the summer and part-time during the school year to pay for part of my public college tuition. Scholarships and my parents pay for the rest of it. A few people work two jobs in the school year and over full-time in the summer, but they weren't born on first base like I was, or third base like a lot of people at my college.
     
  17. dwaxe

    dwaxe is not a fanatic

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    What's 100k per year living in an apartment in California?

    I put lower middle class because the apartment part.
     
  18. MadScotsMan

    MadScotsMan The Ruler of Cattle

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    My family qualifies for food stamps, but we don't take them because we have what we need and don't want for much.
     
  19. JohnRM

    JohnRM Don't make me destroy you

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    Former working class stiff turned middle class stiff.
     
  20. JohnRM

    JohnRM Don't make me destroy you

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    Working class would be a more specific term to classify unskilled laborers entirely dependent upon physical labor for a living. They may have similar incomes to middle cass individuals, but the middle class is typically said to be composed of skilled workers with a limited degree of economic independence.
     

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