Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Class Poll


1. Is it possible to start out poor, work hard and become rich?

A: Yes

B: No

2. Do you favor or oppose programs that make special efforts to help people get ahead who come from low-income backgrounds, regardless of gender or ethnicity?

A: Favor

B: Oppose

C: No Answer

3. Compared with 30 years ago, is the likelihood of moving up from one social class to another:

A: Less

B: Greater

C: No Answer

4. Compared with European countries, is moving up from one social class to another:

A: Harder

B: Easier

C: No Answer

5. How likely is it that you will ever become financially wealthy?

A: Already Rich

B: Very

C: Somewhat

D: Not Very

E: Not at All

6. The federal government should tax estates worth:

A: Over $3.5 Million

B: Over $1 Million

C: Not at All

D: No Answer



7. How much education does a person need to get ahead in life?

A: Don't Need a High School Diploma

B: High School Diploma

C: Some College

D: College Degree or above

8. Rank these items in the order of what you think it takes to get ahead in life ("A" being least necessary, "D" being most necessary):

Coming from a Wealthy Family;

Knowing the Right People;

Natural Ability;

Good Education;

Hard Work



9. Compared with your parents when they were the age you are now, is your standard of living now:

A: Much Better

B: Somewhat Better

C: About the Same

D: Somewhat Worse

E: Much Worse

F: No Answer

1 comment:

Consuelo Hinojosa said...

My opportunities for advancement are much greater than what my parents had, because both my parents did'nt make it far in their education, I think they got to maybe 4th or 5th grade and moving to the US from Mexico gave them the opportunity to have their children advance.