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Old 04-13-2017, 04:48 AM
 
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043: A second-generation (or more) upper-middle-class person who has made a point of getting out a lot. Typical: 9.
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I'm actually a child of lower-middle class immigrants.
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:46 AM
 
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I got 49:

4899: A lifelong resident of a working-class neighborhood with average television and movie going habits. Typical: 77.

Must have been from growing up and my early years. The past 10 years or so I live in a wealthy area right by Wrigley Field and have a household income of around $300,000.

honestly I thought I would get more of a bubble! I certainly grew up lower-middle class with strong roots in Iowa though.
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Old 04-14-2017, 09:34 PM
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Location: Ontario
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I got 22.

Only because I watch a lot of TV
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Old 04-14-2017, 10:16 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I got a score of 54. I have blue collar roots and most of my friends did not go to college though I'm completing a graduate degree.

I'm also the son of LEGAL immigrants raised in the South and I'm definitely the kind of person who listens to country music, goes to NASCAR races, shoots guns, goes to church every week, drinks cheap beers, does most of my shopping at Walmart. I also voted for Donald Trump, have been a lifelong Republican, and have a Confederate flag inside my house. I am a Christian who believes in the Bible literally and I do not believe in global warming, which makes me quite mainstream in the community I live in now in West Virginia and also similar to where I grew up in Louisiana.

My favorite foods happen to be barbecue ribs, steaks, and fried catfish. Everyone tells me I've very assimilated and "very American". I have white friend who tell me I am "more American" and "more Southern" than their own families.

I also feel I'm significantly more Southern than I am "middle American" though in terms of my cultural tastes and my mindset. But I do know people in that yuppie bubble, especially those from places like NY, NJ and California and they are among the most narrow-minded, intolerant an self-righteous group imaginable. I've had people be completely floored by the fact that I still watch Duck Dynasty and eat at Chick fil A and watch Mel Gibson movies.

The "animal rights" and radical environmentalists truly show out how of touch with America they are. Not every place is like Silicon Valley or Washington DC where you can have perfectly "clean" industries. I've lived in Louisiana where oil and gas is important, in the Baltimore region where steelmaking and automaking USED TO be important, and how live in West Virginia coal country. Most communities have to make a trade off between jobs and the environment, something the liberal elite will never understand. I care more about people in my community being able to put food on the table than about the birds and the fish. That's just the honest truth. Government overregulation is usually done by bureaucrats in Washington who have no idea what the lives of ordinary people are like and I completely resent Obama and the Democrats for the economic harm they've done through their policies. They also don't care about sending American jobs overseas just to satisfy their desire to redistribute American wealth to the rest of the world.
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Old 04-14-2017, 10:27 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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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.
yeah in terms of travel, I love getting off the beaten path when traveling domestically and visiting local places, but for the rest of the world I'd mainly like to stick to the touristy spots. I actually am not interested in visiting most of the world except for parts of Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, China (where my ancestry comes from) and Israel (to see the Christian sites). Never had a desire to go to "exotic" places like India or South America at all.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Bay View, Milwaukee
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I grew up in one of the "bubble" zip codes in California, but that was during the 70s and 80s, so I'm not sure about the educational status of my childhood hometown neighbors.

Because of that, I tried the quiz with two sets of data: my score range is 12-16.

That's probably about right. I haven't experienced a lot of mainstream activities, but I travel a bit and am informed about some aspects of mainstream culture. Suits me just fine.
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Boston
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I got 54

48–99: A lifelong resident of a working-class neighborhood with average television and movie going habits. Typical: 77.

42–100: A first-generation middle-class person with working-class parents and average television and movie going habits. Typical: 66.

Im more working clas than my score shows I just dont watch any white television really. My movie and TV are 80-90% black-the only black show or movie listed was empire/scandal and im not a woman..

So i didnt click on any of those shows or movies-not 1

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Old 09-23-2019, 07:23 AM
 
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43. Story of my life. Almost got, but not quite, the meaning of life.
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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52. Solid middle America.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:46 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Scored 53 -- sort of middle of the middle. I think that is a bit skewed as my years working in public welfare and as a prison administrator probably thinned out the bubble. Being raised by a "socialist" labor organizer and later hanging out with drug dealers, robbers, murderers and unwed mothers tends to heighten your awareness just a few notches. I'm more insulated now as a retiree than I ever was. I only rarely watch a movie and I'm pretty selective on TV. Most of the criminals I know have gone into politics.
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