“I remember a time that the bank and government were more supportive of the people”

I don’t think we ever will get this………but I think getting the $$ out of politics would make a big difference……..If we could use the internet SAFELY and get ONE vote for ONE person that would be the fairest way to elect our representatives. I’m 67 and so frustrated to see the direction of my government and our economy.’ I remember a time that the bank and government were more supportive of the people.

OWS Survey, Wave 6, Comment made 2/10/2012 2:19 PM

Engagement with OWS (wave 3)

We asked respondents to #OWSSurvey about their participation in the Occupy Wall Street Protests (#ows) and about their support for Occupy Wall Street. We recoded both variables into three categories (Yes, Neutral, No). Combining the information on support for OWS and participation in the protests leads to 9 possibilities. This table comes from wave 3 of the survey conducted between November 10-12 and we show the combined information on support and participation in OWS. The data suggest that 41.1% of the sample supports and also participated in OWS and another 14.5% support OWS but were neutral in their participation. Close to 32.7% of respondents told us they supported Occupy Wall Street but had not participated in the protests and another 2.7% said they were neutral in their support for OWS and had not participated in the protests. We combined the remaining four possibilities (Neutral supportParticipated; Did not supportParticipated; Neutral supportNeutral participation; No SupportNeutral participation) into the “other” category that includes 1.2% of respondents (70 cases). The detailed breakdown of those 70 cases appears in the table (post) below.

Participation / support (wave 3)

We asked respondents to the #OWSSurvey about their support for Occupy Wall Street Protests (#ows) and whether they had participated in the Occupy Wall Street Protests. We recoded both variables into three categories (Yes, Neutral, No). Combining the information on support for OWS and participation in the protests leads to the 9 possibilities (cells) in the table. This table comes from wave 3 of the survey conducted between November 10-12 and combines the information on support with participation in OWS. As we can see from the table, close to 46.6% of respondents that told us they supported OWS told us they had also participated in the protests, another 16.4% said they supported OWS but were neutral in terms of their participation, and close to 37% of respondents that supported OWS told us they had not participated in the Occupy Wall Street Protests. Of persons that were neutral in their support for OWS, close to 4.1% said they participated, 14.6% said they were neutral, and close to 81.3% said they had not participated in the protests. Of the 7.9% of respondents in this wave 3 of the survey that did not support Occupy Wall Street, close to 4.2% told us they had participated in the protests, 2.2% told us they were neutral in terms of their participation, and about 93.6% of the respondents that did not support OWS told us they had not participated in OWS.

Participation in OWS (wave 3)

We asked respondents to the #OWSSurvey about their participation in the Occupy Wall Street Protests (#ows). This table comes from wave 3 of the survey conducted between November 10-12. As we can see from the valid percent (excluding missing values), close to 41.6% of the respondents said they had participated in the Occupy Wall Street Protests, close to 15.2% were in the neutral category, and 43.2% indicated that they had not participated in the OWS protests (as of November 10-12).

Support for OWS (wave 3)

We asked respondents to the #OWSSurvey about their support for Occupy Wall Street Protests (#ows). This table comes from wave 3 of the survey conducted between November 10-12. As we can see from the valid percent (excluding missing values), the respondents overwhelmingly support the Occupy Wall Street Protests with 88.2% in the YES category, close to 3.5% in the neutral category, and 7.9% saying they did not support the OWS protests.

Word cloud: “interested in contributing … to Occupy Wall Street”

I am interested in contributing in the following way to Occupy Wall Street [#ows]…

—a selection of responses from Wave 5 of our occupywallst.org survey (Dec. 17-Jan 7)

“I believe that corporate money … has corrupted the democratic process”

I believe that corporate money being funneled through lobbyists has corrupted the democratic process.
www.occupywallst.org survey-comment made 1/11/2012

“I am currently in College in a small city where there haven’t been occupiers”

I am currently in College in a small city where there haven’t been occupiers. I continue to share links with facebook and friends and spread the word of Occupy. My motivation is that we need to Unite and come together and learn that Love is the way not Hate. Greed and it’s followers need to get out or change their views. NO ONE should be homeless or in poverty and this small group of rich people should NOT be in control of our nation.
survey comment made 1/12/2012

“… the system in this country is completely broken”

I protest the fact that we now live in a plutocracy, not a democracy. I protest the fact that corporations control our government and our society, to the extent that the system in this country is completely broken. Under this umbrella cause, there are many other issues, caused by this main problem. No affordable healthcare, a government that refuses to address environmental crises, overwhelming debt, no jobs at livable wages, a system that punishes poverty and feeds off the debt of the these poor – and so on. Money for education, money for healthcare – not for war.
Survey comment made 1/12/2012

“I am 62 y/o disabled woman living in small rural community”

I am 62 y/o disabled woman living in small rural community. Have limited internet, live on small fixed income, and am unable to drive—I support you to best of my ability!!
Survey comment made 1/10/2012