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In ‘Occupy,’ Well-Educated Professionals Far Outnumbered Jobless, Study Finds


More than a third of the people who participated in Occupy Wall Street protests in New York lived in households with annual incomes of $100,000 or more, according to a study by sociologists at the City University of New York, and more than two-thirds had professional jobs.

At the same time, the researchers found, nearly a third of the protesters had been laid off or lost a job, and a similar number said they had more than $1,000 in credit card or student loan debt.

The report (see also below), compiled by professors at the Joseph A. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies...