White Paper | Demographic Survey of #OccupyWallStreet #OWS – The 99% Movement Comes From and Looks Like the 99%

Main Stream Support for a Mainstream Movement

The 99% Movement Comes From and Looks Like the 99%

Profile of web traffic taken from occupywallst.org

Hector R. Cordero-Guzman, Ph.D.

School of Public Affairs, Baruch College

Ph.D. Programs in Sociology and Urban Education

City University of New York

For questions of comments please write: hcordero@aol.com

10/19/2011 9:47 AM


The Occupy Wall Street movement has galvanized the attention of the country and the world and has been able to organize Americans into the largest demonstrations in the country in response to the Great Recession. The successes of these mobilizations has led to considerable interest in the characteristics of persons interested in, supporting, and participating in the Occupy Wall Street protests and in the broader Occupy Wall Street movement.

One of the ways to measure increasing interest and levels of participation and involvement in Occupy Wall Street is by tracking the level of traffic to the main site for the protests occupywallst.org. Traffic on the site averaged close to 400,000 visits per day for the week of October 2. On October 5, for example, there were close to 350,346 visits to occupywallst.org and a survey was added to the site to measure levels of interest and involvement in Occupy Wall Street and to get a sense of the characteristics of persons visiting the site. Close to 1,890 persons began the survey and we have completed information on 1,619 respondents who answered the survey that was put up on the main occupywallstreet site.

This document discusses the characteristics of persons visiting the occupywallstreet site and provides the most comprehensive and complete profile to date of persons involved in the Occupy Wall Street Movement.

Full report below…




The 99% Movement Comes From and Looks Like the 99%

3 Responses to “White Paper | Demographic Survey of #OccupyWallStreet #OWS – The 99% Movement Comes From and Looks Like the 99%”
  1. CaitlinO says:

    It’s great to see that people are beginning to ask these questions but, unforutunately, this headline goes way beyond the data. The numbers indicate that the respondents are too white, too young, too Independent and too well educated to be representative of America as a whole.

    Neither the Vietnam nor Civil Rights protests began to enjoy success until they were able to broaden their appeal beyond their youth founding bases to more middle-aged, middle class Americans. That’s going to need to happen here, too. They’ve got a good start and they have a deep well of outrage running across classes, ages, education levels and political affiliation that they can tap into. I hope they’re devoting considerable time and thought to how they will extend their appeal and reach to groups who are currently under-represented in their mix.

  2. lies is all they tell says:

    i dont see the hippies here??? it seems 35% ARE OVER 35 AND 92% COLLEGE EDUCATED makes you wonder what all the fuss is over occupy movement. they think its about student hippies protesting and they do not know what they are protesting about,. i think most protesters know what its about . people are losing their homes and we are tired of it. and the protests do not continue we will be a country of homless people

  3. lvent says:

    Must see latest Keiser Report: Max and Stacey talk about the war whores…the politicians who are using war to create population control to help save the NWO owned banks..this is history repeating itself..Max and Stacey talk about how the US. is in so many wars around the world and the more people that die on both sides, the less people that are feeding off of the dying systemand that is why the Clintons, Haliburton, the Cheneys and the Obamas are chomping at the bit to go to war with Iran..another major war will also cause an end to the Occupy protests….In the second half of the show Max and his guest discuss the fact that fiat currency is a sham and a fraud…the weatlh is really fake electonic wealth and we are all being greatly deceived if we believe the paper currency has any real value….If they have their way, the NWO is planning on pulling the plug on Capitalism and paper currency……we will all be eating beans out of a can…

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