More Americans supporting Occupy Wall Street
November 3rd, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

More Americans supporting Occupy Wall Street

(CNN) - As Americans learn more about Occupy Wall Street, they are becoming more supportive of the movement's positions, according to a new poll from ORC International.

The survey, taken Oct. 28-31, shows more adult Americans saying they have heard of Occupy Wall Street than when the question was asked in early October. Sixty-four percent of respondents now say they've heard of the movement, compared to only 51% in the earlier poll.

The new poll also shows more Americans supporting the movement. Thirty-six percent say they agree with the overall positions of Occupy Wall Street, while 19% say they disagree.

That reflects an increase in support since early October, when 27% of those polled said they agreed with Occupy Wall Street's position.

Overall, a plurality of people surveyed said they weren't sure if they agreed or disagreed with the movement's position. Of those polled, 44% said they weren't sure, compared to 54% who said they weren't sure at the beginning of October.

The ORC International poll was taken by telephone, and surveyed 1,050 adult Americans. The sampling error was plus or minus three percentage points.

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soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. bongiojf

    What's there not to agree to? Occupy is enlisting every cause under the sun. It lacks focus, articulation, and reality. As KEV says "U gotta understand the occupy movement is a feeling". Occupy is a nusiance or curiosity until a specific platform emerges. So far all I see is a bunch of people wishing the world was a better place to live but with no idea of how to make it so.

    November 3, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  2. jb

    Didnt poll me or the other 95% that take OWS as a joke!

    November 3, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  3. Louis

    Well when you have big companies like Exxon turning a profit of $19 billion then the government giving them a $165 million tax rebate on top of that... it's not very hard to support the protestors.

    Yes you hard working tax paying Americans are paying companies like Exxon to make a huge profit.

    November 3, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  4. Mark Carver

    For those that are confused about the logic behind shutting down a port and disrupting the economy:

    Cutting the cash flow to the ceo's, privileged board members, & their bankers and brokers (i.e. the 1%) is a means of forcing serious attention to the problems of economic injustice that a large portion of the American people experience.

    US corporations are making more money than ever before!

    Small numbers of people got extremely wealthy by an enormous free tax payer bailout for greed-driven extreme reckless behavior. And what did we get? High unemployment, massive debts, and home foreclosures.

    People have a right to express anger about that and people have a right to demand change from those that are obviously really in control: the extremely wealthy 1%.

    November 3, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  5. TJ

    If this is about people not working, well guess what. Plenty of jobs around... maybe not what you want, but there is work. McDonald's is hiring... get to work!

    November 3, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  6. dnick47

    This movement may be a joke to Republicansnd the rich constituents; but its not. Its a ground swelling of people who have endured the brunt of the failed Regeanism ...

    November 3, 2011 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
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