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saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
3 Apr 2013 9:26AM
Ever wondered where you belong in society?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22000973

Apparently I am Established Middle Class - now there's a slight exaggeration!Grin

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cattyal e2
9 6.4k 6 England
3 Apr 2013 9:37AM
Apparently I'm Traditional Working Class - mainly I suspect because I'm single so my salary makes me look rather poor. However if I were still married then I'd shoot up to the giddy heights of Technical Middle Class purely on the strength of a 2nd income in the household.......
jadus e2
3 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 9:38AM
I knew where I belonged - at the bottom, and the test confirmed it - precariat!
779HOB
2 1.1k United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 9:48AM
Emergent service workers - mainly because I don't make enough money, don't own a house and don't have much in the way of savings. This might explain the Tory cuts to service industries! Keep the emergent classes down!
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 10:03AM
Established middle class

Its interesting to play with the inputs a little and see how they affect the results, they seem to put great store on the people you socialise with, the fact that I have friends in most of the activities seemed to pull my rating down. I'd love to know what sociological model this is based on, would tell us more about the person(s) who set the test up in the first place (I'm always intrigued by the purpose of such surveys - they always have one or more axes to grind Tongue )
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 10:08AM
Apparently I am Elite - but then I guess that is mainly due to my vast moderators salary.
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 10:12AM

Quote: I'd love to know what sociological model this is based on, would tell us more about the person(s) who set the test up in the first place


There is a bit more about it here. . But as you say, it must be based on a whole series of assumptions that I can't find much about. After all who decides that you are lower class because you don't listen to opera, it might be because you think it's a bit sh*t.
cats_123 e2
10 4.3k 25 Northern Ireland
3 Apr 2013 10:13AM
I don't socialise with any of those groups so it's a little difficult to join in SadSadSadSadSadSadSadSad WinkBlush
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
3 Apr 2013 10:17AM
I'm off the scale! Grin
saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
3 Apr 2013 10:19AM

Quote:I'm off the scale! Grin

The obvious question...which end?Wink
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
3 Apr 2013 10:24AM

Quote:The obvious question...which end?


I was hoping nobody would ask! Blush




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cattyal e2
9 6.4k 6 England
3 Apr 2013 10:25AM
I don't socialise with anyone but do know people in various professions outside the work environment so figured that counted. Also I like ballet and museums and stuff but drop down the scale due to my singleton status - it's all a bit cobblers really Smile
3 Apr 2013 10:30AM
Perhaps there should be a tog's section: D4/D800 = Elite. D40 = lower-class
As a D7000 owner that makes me a superannuated member of the middle class. I won't mention my D100. OAP? well that's true. F90x? Been dead for 10 years?
Canon owners? hmmm. Not quite sure how to categorise them?GrinGrinGrin
digicammad e2
11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 10:31AM
Established Middle Class


Quote:This is the most gregarious and the second wealthiest of all the class groups


Certainly doesn't feel like it at the moment.

The big thing this survey misses is any question about attitudes and values. I always have and always will consider myself to be working class, regardless of whether I (sometimes) have a well paid job and have been careful enough with my money to build a bit of savings for my retirement.

I notice there isn't a category of 'thieving *******', so obviously no Tory MPs must ever fill it in.
LesJD e2
2 152 Wales
3 Apr 2013 10:34AM
That test must be seriously flawed.I came out as the established middle class which is a load of cobblers ! I took it twice in case I'd made a mistake. The questions they ask in the survey are too few and too focused on socialising and cultural activities to be of any value IMHO.

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