Posts tagged poor
Posts tagged poor
January 11, 2012
The Occupy Wall Street movement no longer occupies Wall Street, but the issue of class conflict has captured a growing share of the national consciousness. A new Pew Research Center survey of 2,048 adults finds that about two-thirds of the public (66%) believes there are “very strong” or “strong” conflicts between the rich and the poor — an increase of 19 percentage points since 2009.
Not only have perceptions of class conflict grown more prevalent; so, too, has the belief that these disputes are intense. According to the new survey, three-in-ten Americans (30%) say there are “very strong conflicts” between poor people and rich people. That is double the proportion that offered a similar view in July 2009 and the largest share expressing this opinion since the question was first asked in 1987.
As a result, in the public’s evaluations of divisions within American society, conflicts between rich and poor now rank ahead of three other potential sources of group tension — between immigrants and the native born; between blacks and whites; and between young and old. Back in 2009, more survey respondents said there were strong conflicts between immigrants and the native born than said the same about the rich and the poor.
See the full report for more findings on these subjects:
- Perceptions of the wealthy
- Social conflict in America
- Income and perceptions of class conflict
- Demographics of class conflict
- Politics of class conflict
- Views of how the rich got wealthy
There are people so poor, that the only thing they have is money
Echoes of Soylent Green
Det. Thorn: It’s people. Soylent Green is made out of people. They’re making our food out of people. Next thing they’ll be breeding us like cattle for food. You’ve gotta tell them. You’ve gotta tell them!
Why not? He can afford it.
Bill Gates to support ‘Robin Hood’ tax | The wealthiest man in the US has put his support behind a tax targeting the wealthy which would be given to the poor.