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 support\Participated; Did not support\Participated; Neutral support\Neutral participation; No Support\Neutral 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. 

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 support\Participated; Did not support\Participated; Neutral support\Neutral participation; No Support\Neutral 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. 


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.  

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.  


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). 

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). 

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. 

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. 

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 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 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 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."

www.occupywallst.org survey-comment made 1/12/2012

"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."

www.occupywallst.org survey-comment made 1/12/2012

"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!!"

www.occupywallst.org survey-comment made 1/10/2012

"Some people who are following your movement do not live in the USA nor do they have the USA citizenship but are simple citizen of a middle-eastern country and have high hopes that if something changes in the internal political system of the USA, it will automatically affect positively the Middle-East countries, since the actual USA interfere a lot in the political systems of our countries affecting it so far very negatively"

www.occupywallst.org survey-comment made 1/4/2012

"You people are beyond stupid. I honestly can’t believe there are so many of you. It’s shocking to see so many people thinking that they deserve anything at all."

www.occupywallst.org survey-comment made 1/2/2012 

As expected, there are all kinds of comments included in the surveys and we will make an attempt to try to categorize them in some way. Suggestions are welcomed.

 

"Occupy Wall Street has changed who I am as a person—reminding me of my duties as a US citizen, to try to make justice really a reality for all in this country—and a feeling that I’m not alone, and I have the strength as a citizen to stand up for what’s right. It has been an absolutely life-changing event for me, and I hope it continues. I want to do anything I can to see that it continues!"

www.occupywallst.org survey-comment made 1/2/2012

"On the Likert Scale question that we raised and was addressed in the comment below, we really have not counted all of the comments but would say that most people did not comment but several of those that wrote comments on survey design issues did mention the issue of asking “yes\no” questions versus using “strongly agree to strongly disagree” scales. We did want to acknowledge that we heard the comments and that we opted for scales and more open ended questions as much as possible in an attempt to accommodate a broader range of responses and to have a better way of taking the “temperature” of respondents on particular questions and issues. We appreciate the comments and, after a number of surveys, we will be making revisions based on what we have learned from previous waves and on the thoughtful suggestions from many respondents—including several who mentioned that they had survey design and research experience. We do have our ideas and have made decisions on survey and question design based on discussions and previous experiences but we are delighted to get feedback, criticisms, and suggestions from all of you. Thanks much."

— Responding to comment on post below 

 
In their comments, many survey respondents asked why we opted to use Likert scales in questions where we could also have asked simpler yes/no questions. We hope to address this particular issue with more examples in the future and we appreciate the feedback. In the meantime, this table comes from the fourth wave of our survey conducted between November 15-17 in the occupywallst.org website. We asked respondents their level of support for the Occupy Wall Street protests and their opinion on the eviction of protesters from Zuccotti\Liberty Park that occurred around that time. The table shows there is a strong relationship between the two and also suggests that survey respondents that were “neutral” in their support for Occupy Wall Street leaned more in favor of the eviction from Zuccotti\Liberty Park.
  

In their comments, many survey respondents asked why we opted to use Likert scales in questions where we could also have asked simpler yes/no questions. We hope to address this particular issue with more examples in the future and we appreciate the feedback. In the meantime, this table comes from the fourth wave of our survey conducted between November 15-17 in the occupywallst.org website. We asked respondents their level of support for the Occupy Wall Street protests and their opinion on the eviction of protesters from Zuccotti\Liberty Park that occurred around that time. The table shows there is a strong relationship between the two and also suggests that survey respondents that were “neutral” in their support for Occupy Wall Street leaned more in favor of the eviction from Zuccotti\Liberty Park.

 
 

This table on support for Occupy Wall Street protests by gender comes from the fourth wave of our survey conducted between November 15-17 in the occupywallst.org website. About 56.3% of survey respondents told us they were male, 42.5% selected female, and 1.3% chose transgender or other gender designation. Approximately, 63% of males and 78% of the females that answered our survey said they strongly supported the Occupy Wall Street protests while 19% of males and 8% of the females that answered the survey said they felt strongly that they did not support the Occupy Wall Street protests. 

This table on support for Occupy Wall Street protests by gender comes from the fourth wave of our survey conducted between November 15-17 in the occupywallst.org website. About 56.3% of survey respondents told us they were male, 42.5% selected female, and 1.3% chose transgender or other gender designation. Approximately, 63% of males and 78% of the females that answered our survey said they strongly supported the Occupy Wall Street protests while 19% of males and 8% of the females that answered the survey said they felt strongly that they did not support the Occupy Wall Street protests