Hector R. Cordero-Guzman, Ph.D., School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, examined Profile of web traffic taken from occupywallst.org in an effort to determine who was participating in and supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement. Traffic on the Occupy site averaged about 400,000 visitors a day during the sample week (October 7th), which represents more than 10% of the population. 1619 people completed a survey posted on the site that week. The results of the survey indicate that Occupy protesters and sympathizers are:*
64.2% of respondents were younger than 34 years of age.
92.1% of the sample has some college, a college degree, or a graduate degree.
50.4% were employed full-time and an additional 20.4% were employed part-time.
71.5% of the sample earns less than $50,000 per year.
70.3%, considered themselves Independents.
Social Media Users:
66.4% in the sample agree somewhat or strongly that they regularly use Facebook.
28.9% in the sample agree somewhat or strongly that they regularly use Twitter.
73.9% in the sample agree somewhat or strongly that they regularly use YouTube.
91.8% of the sample thinks that the Occupy Wall Street Protests will continue to grow
Read the full report here: http://occupywallst.org/media/pdf/OWS-profile1-10-18-11-sent-v2-HRCG.pdf