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Old 04-18-2016, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Dothan AL
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A second-generation (or more) upper-middle-class person who has made a point of getting out a lot. 21
I doubt the test holds for much variance. Take the case of a wealthy family who lives on a large ranch. Trucks are common, but it does not mean lower class, more a rural life.
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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I think there's a huge generational difference in this thing.

I scored 22.

I work in a scientific field. Nearly all my friends and acquaintances are politically left-leaning atheists, even though I live in the south (NC specifically). And about half my actual friends are gay. I myself am bisexual. I do venture out of this bubble frequently though. I live in a neighborhood where I'm probably the only white person with a college degree. I have some experience with poverty. My family got hit very hard by the housing bubble. And three of us have been scraping by unemployed at some point. I've almost exclusively dated outside my race... not purposefully but it's an odd coincidence.

In terms of socioeconomic status, I have friends in the highest places and the lowest places, and all manner in between.
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Old 04-20-2016, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Juneau
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I scored 59. Grew up fairly poor with a working class father and stay at home mother. I'm not materialistic, have friends in every social group I can think of and would rather have adventures than make a fortune. I don't concern myself with what's trendy or trashy, don't judge others (on a regular basis, I'm sure we all have our moments) and don't allow political views to get in the way of friendship, even though some of my left leaning friends think I'm the spawn of Satan since I'm libertarian.
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:40 AM
 
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35. Sounds like the right category, though that one has a wide range. Some of the questions seem outdated, though.
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:55 PM
 
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69. Grew up in a low income blue collar area. People that scored low are pointing out exceptions, but again, those are small exceptions.
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:57 PM
 
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And conversely, in much of the coastal Northeast few whites of any class are evangelical. And the working-class mostly doesn't drive pick-up trucks nor watch NASCAR. Or would know what Branson, Missouri is. Maybe we're more out of touch from "average America" but that doesn't make them elitist.
From PA, there majority of my high school drove trucks, watched NASCAR, and I knew what Branson, MO is. Maybe you're in a bubble.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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23; I fit into both of these categories.

"1180: A first-generation upper-middle-class person with middle-class parents. Typical: 33.
043: A second-generation (or more) upper-middle-class person who has made a point of getting out a lot. Typical: 9."

I agree with all of it and the implications. People always assume growing up in a big city means you're exposed to everything and have the most accurate possible perspective on the world, but I had no idea how religious (for example) the average American is before I left Chicago.
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:45 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I got a 35.

My parents were both well traveled intellectual types - New Yorkers and then Floridians. My Dad served in the US Army and my Mom in the US Navy. I grew up in a middle class suburb. We did dine out in places like Denny's, IHOP, and Outback (wish Red Lobster was on the list!) My Dad was a regional sales rep and bought a new car - either a Chevy or a Buick every four years. Our family was not snobbish though and we loved barbecue, roadside attractions, flea markets, Sunday drives, etc.

I'm a very mixed bag. I have some friends who live in rather run-down blue collar working class neighborhoods in North Philly. I go camping with a friend and sleep in tent in the summer. I drive a 10 year old Hyundai Sonata. I wear a uniform at work. On the other hand I love classical music, go to the symphony (Philly has one of the best in the world!), art museums, collect original art and antiques (my home is a 120 year old Victorian with 3 stories, 3 fireplaces, stained glass windows, etc.) I travel to exotic destinations (Sri Lanka, Tibet, Peru, Oman, Samoa, Iceland, Argentina, Myanmar, Morocco, etc.)

Most people you cannot generalize or 'pigeon-hole'. I guess we all have elements of two or more classes and socio-economic statuses in us.
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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I got a 32. I don't fit into either of the categories (0-43 & 11-80) though, at least not as of right now.
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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I got 18. The test thinks I have money, lol.
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