BBC Great British Class Survey

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You also get a coat of arms to represent your answers, but I had to take a screenshot. Hopefully this will work:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5015/5391377628_798f9b0095_o.png

emil.y, Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:33 (eleven years ago) link

37/100
60/100
90/100

Cars and Freedom (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:43 (eleven years ago) link

Even though im not british...

34/100 for economic capital.

70/100 for social capital.

60/100 for cultural capital.

the Chinese firewall of the heart (Michael B), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:44 (eleven years ago) link

You scored 43/100 for economic capital.
Your financial resources are about the same as the average person in the UK.

You scored 40/100 for social capital.
Your social network is about the same as the average person in the UK.

You scored 100/100 for cultural capital.
Your range of cultural interests is broader than the average person in the UK.

haha

Jefferson Mansplain (DG), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:47 (eleven years ago) link

Sadly my hatred of sports means I'll never get 100 for cultural capital.

emil.y, Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:49 (eleven years ago) link

some of these questions are so o_0

like the dining ones! WHERE IS "TURKISH" OR "KOREAN"

lextasy refix (lex pretend), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:51 (eleven years ago) link

yeah I wanted to vote faux Mexican there

Cars and Freedom (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:51 (eleven years ago) link

and for some reason Radio 3 wasn't on the media list

Cars and Freedom (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:52 (eleven years ago) link

i hate sport emil.y, i got 100!

Jefferson Mansplain (DG), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:53 (eleven years ago) link

do i know any chief executives? do self-employed people count? I AM MY OWN CHIEF EXECUTIVE.

lextasy refix (lex pretend), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:53 (eleven years ago) link

haw all the "never worked" people i know are either eternal students or trust fund kids :/

lextasy refix (lex pretend), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:55 (eleven years ago) link

You scored 33/100 for economic capital
Your financial resources are lower than the average person in the UK. Find out more below.

You scored 30/100 for social capital
Your social network is narrower than the average person in the UK. Find out more below.

You scored 40/100 for cultural capital
Your range of cultural interests is about the same as the average person in the UK. Find out more below.

lol, don't follow uk media or know many british people any more : (

caek, Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:57 (eleven years ago) link

DG, really? I figured that was what was missing from my breadth of culture. I guess I did also do 'never' for ballet, and 'rarely' for classical. Pah.

Didn't notice the food thing as I'm fairly boring, but am surprised they didn't even include something like 'other world cuisine'.

emil.y, Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:57 (eleven years ago) link

Nobody else going to post up their coat of arms? I was fairly pleased with mine.

emil.y, Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:57 (eleven years ago) link

you aren't down with me and NV and radio 3 :(

Jefferson Mansplain (DG), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:58 (eleven years ago) link

Tbf I had to put never for visits to the opera or ballet in the last 12 months but I live in Hull.

Cars and Freedom (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:59 (eleven years ago) link

I don't really listen to much radio. It was more about outside home activities, though, rather than home listening - classical would move up to the exciting world of 'sometimes' if it was listening habits.

emil.y, Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:01 (eleven years ago) link

"Rarely" and "Sometimes" are uselessly vague as well. I maybe go to half a dozen gigs a year, which I ticked as rarely. But compared to a lot of people that's a lot?

Cars and Freedom (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:03 (eleven years ago) link

And questions about "where you prefer to eat out"? Like yeah I prefer to eat out at some 200 quid a head palace of haute cuisine but hey Chiquito's feels like a treat irl

Cars and Freedom (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:04 (eleven years ago) link

You scored 31/100 for economic capital.
Your financial resources are lower than the average person in the UK.

You scored 30/100 for social capital.
Your social network is narrower than the average person in the UK.

You scored 100/100 for cultural capital.
Your range of cultural interests is broader than the average person in the UK.

lextasy refix (lex pretend), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:04 (eleven years ago) link

think u kind of lose caste by doing the survey

read before patoing (history mayne), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:04 (eleven years ago) link

lol @ social capital. i only know people in the media, anyone else is pure luck :(

lextasy refix (lex pretend), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:04 (eleven years ago) link

literally every question was useless though. so many occupations not covered.

lextasy refix (lex pretend), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:05 (eleven years ago) link

Don't think "Builder" was on there which is ???

Cars and Freedom (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:07 (eleven years ago) link

they're supposed to be representative though.

You scored 49/100 for economic capital
Your financial resources are about the same as the average person in the UK. Find out more below.

You scored 30/100 for social capital
Your social network is narrower than the average person in the UK. Find out more below.

You scored 90/100 for cultural capital
Your range of cultural interests is broader than the average person in the UK. Find out more below.

Neil S, Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:10 (eleven years ago) link

You scored 24/100 for economic capital.
Your financial resources are lower than the average person in the UK.

You scored 50/100 for social capital.
Your social network is about the same as the average person in the UK.

You scored 20/100 for cultural capital.
Your range of cultural interests is narrower than the average person in the UK.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:12 (eleven years ago) link

Here's my coat of arms:
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/2530/imageuploadimagevk1.gif

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:12 (eleven years ago) link

Ahahahaha

emil.y, Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:13 (eleven years ago) link

if only I could turn this mythical economic capital into, y'know, actual money.

You scored 64/100 for economic capital.
You scored 70/100 for social capital.
You scored 90/100 for cultural capital.

https://static.bbc.co.uk/labuk/experiments/class/img/emblem/card_socialhigh_culturehigh.png

sometimes all it takes is a healthy dose of continental indiepop (tomofthenest), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:23 (eleven years ago) link

22/100 economic
100/100 social
100/100 cultural

i know ppl with lots of different jobs! i am pretty cool.

like the dining ones! WHERE IS "TURKISH" OR "KOREAN"

yeah this got me

also where were bbc 4, more 4, radio 3 and 1extra, no representation for my interest ;_;

the tune is spacecadet (c sharp major), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:23 (eleven years ago) link

50/60/70

but i'm american and didn't know how to answer some of the questions (mostly the media ones). pretty sure that 50 would have skewed higher if i'd answered as a physician

ullr saves (gbx), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:24 (eleven years ago) link

tom, the image seems to come in several different parts so you need to screenshot it if you want it all to come out.

emil.y, Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:27 (eleven years ago) link

My image is not that different from emily's.

Top left:

\m/ \m/

progspeed you! black metallers (aldo), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:28 (eleven years ago) link

I realise that now emily, but actually I quite like the idea of being a blank slate

sometimes all it takes is a healthy dose of continental indiepop (tomofthenest), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:28 (eleven years ago) link

quite liked the music test, results similar to snoball's coat of arms

Jefferson Mansplain (DG), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:32 (eleven years ago) link

hypothetical Turkish or Korean dining option possibly unfair to people outside large cities, unless "kebab shop" counts as Turkish

am a university dropout, was hoping to go back and see how my score changed between pretending not to have gone at all vs pretending to have finished, but the whole thing took too long and took itself too seriously for that

I scored higher than all of you for social capital!!!1 (uh, xp, except c#maj) which is kind of hilarious because I don't know anyone at all, in fact it is probably because I don't know anyone at all, normal people fill in what their actual friends do whereas I was resorting to "uhhh this guy at my evening class does that so I'll say yes" "uhhh the landlord at my local pub is a pub landlord, that'll do"

(tbf we do often chat as we're often the only customers, ahem - I did not tick anyone unless either I had been drinking with them or their personal number is in my or my bf's phone - but the social butterflying is mostly the bf's work while I sit at home typing exclamation marks into the internet)

agrarian gamekeeper (a passing spacecadet), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:38 (eleven years ago) link

74/100
40/100
20/100

Haha my coat of arms is just a video game controller on like an empty shield.

Gravel Puzzleworth, Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:49 (eleven years ago) link

my coat of arms is a knife and fork and a computer screen

i.e. i am a nerd who eats a lot

:(

agrarian gamekeeper (a passing spacecadet), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:51 (eleven years ago) link

economic 32%
social 60%
cultural 40%

biggest self-truthbomb in this was admitting that the only two papers I'd be *likely* to read (online but even so) in an average week were the Guardian and the Mail :/

nothing tastes as good as zingy feels (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:51 (eleven years ago) link

Got 100s on social and cultural capital but then it told me I was broke and owned no property. *cries*

champagne in the arse (suzy), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:53 (eleven years ago) link

mine was a metal dude's hand next to what I assume to be a magazine

real talk

nothing tastes as good as zingy feels (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:53 (eleven years ago) link

What cultural class are you in if you refuse to sign in or register?

hipsterPad (Schlafsack), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:54 (eleven years ago) link

"the disappeared"

nothing tastes as good as zingy feels (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:55 (eleven years ago) link

Property - You say that you own property and its value is above average for the UK. Over 65% of people in the UK own the homes they live in, and property is one of the largest contributors to personal wealth in Britain.

I don't 'own' it. All being well we might own it after 30 years. And it's a cramped flat in a moderately scruffy bit of east London which is cheap by London standards. I can't help feeling this is a flawed analysis.

Death and Taxis (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 23:18 (eleven years ago) link

Your social network is wider than 0% of people in the UK

I just clicked 'no' for every single job. I wasn't really sure who it meant by 'people you know socially', so I excluded anyone I've ever worked with and all family. And then I realised I don't really know what my friends jobs are: something or other in market research, something or other in publishing, etc. Certainly nothing as clearly defined as 'bus driver' or 'lawyer'.

Death and Taxis (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 23:22 (eleven years ago) link

You scored 30/100 for cultural capital.
Your range of cultural interests is narrower than the average person in the UK

This might be true, but the question was phrased about what I'd done in the last year. Since becoming a parent I can hardly ever do anything. That doesn't mean I wouldn't if I could and it hardly changes my social class. Or does it?

Death and Taxis (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 23:25 (eleven years ago) link

While I agree that it's terribly flawed, I'd still say that where you live ("Tbf I had to put never for visits to the opera or ballet in the last 12 months but I live in Hull") and whether you can afford time away from the kid (i.e. do you hire a nanny so you can make your regular trips to the opera) do affect your cultural capital. And bear in mind that they aren't yet equating that with class, but rather gathering data so they can make stupid sweeping statements later.

emil.y, Wednesday, 26 January 2011 23:31 (eleven years ago) link

I meant "e.g." rather than "i.e." there, I think. Maybe that should have been a question.

emil.y, Wednesday, 26 January 2011 23:32 (eleven years ago) link

And then I realised I don't really know what my friends jobs are: something or other in market research, something or other in publishing, etc. Certainly nothing as clearly defined as 'bus driver' or 'lawyer'.

same here

lextasy refix (lex pretend), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 23:33 (eleven years ago) link

I don't even want to know about my friends' jobs. There's nothing more boring than going out after a week of work and talking about work.

Death and Taxis (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 26 January 2011 23:36 (eleven years ago) link

Ditto, that must explain the shockingly low result below:

24/100
20/100
70/100

Tom A. (Tom B.) (Tom C.) (Tom D.), Thursday, 27 January 2011 12:38 (eleven years ago) link

Fuck, I am poor... at the moment anyway

Tom A. (Tom B.) (Tom C.) (Tom D.), Thursday, 27 January 2011 12:38 (eleven years ago) link

You scored 39/100 for economic capital
You scored 60/100 for social capital
You scored 90/100 for cultural capital

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 27 January 2011 12:54 (eleven years ago) link

80/60/80

So I'll just shut up complaining about child benefits ever again.

Ned Trifle (Notinmyname), Thursday, 27 January 2011 13:23 (eleven years ago) link

You scored 39/100 for economic capital
You scored 10/100 for social capital
You scored 70/100 for cultural capital

lol I don't know anyone who does any of those jobs, I know a teacher, that's it.

a fucking stove just fell on my foot. (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 27 January 2011 13:25 (eleven years ago) link

At least, I assume members of family don't count as social connections?

a fucking stove just fell on my foot. (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 27 January 2011 13:27 (eleven years ago) link

I'm amazed you all have such high scores on the cultural thing! Is it just the music question?

Gravel Puzzleworth, Thursday, 27 January 2011 13:29 (eleven years ago) link

I read a lot and go to museums/galleries a reasonable amount, too, but I think the music thing probably tilts it high.

emil.y, Thursday, 27 January 2011 13:30 (eleven years ago) link

Not British, but close enough, and I can't resist:

63/100 Economic (average, which surprises me a little)

100/100 Social (Deceptive in the extreme, because I'm an antisocial bugger at best, but I know loads of people through sport, music and politics, and they have loads of different jobs - plus I live in a very mixed area, so a lot of the options would be neighbours)

100/100 Cultural

sonofstan, Thursday, 27 January 2011 13:35 (eleven years ago) link

i didn't think i'd get such a higher cultural score b/c i did some of the activities only sometimes - maybe it's just that (living in london helps) i've actually done all of them in the past year? can't remember exactly what the questions were and it won't let me back into the test to check.

lextasy refix (lex pretend), Thursday, 27 January 2011 13:42 (eleven years ago) link

i'm 39 Economic and also "average"

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 27 January 2011 13:42 (eleven years ago) link

62/100/100, a mixture of my own artsy friends + my husband's mostly blue-collar mates seems to be doing the social thing some favours, and being a mixture of artsy and also going to the football and playing bingo with my dad seems to make me culturally diverse, I guess.

ailsa, Thursday, 27 January 2011 13:58 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, I think being urban rather than suburban, and living somewhere where actually going to the opera and the football is possible is going to help.

sonofstan, Thursday, 27 January 2011 14:07 (eleven years ago) link

Dunno really, I don't go to either but I still got 70/100. Can only assume that's because I watch BBC1 AND Channel 5.

a fucking stove just fell on my foot. (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 27 January 2011 14:28 (eleven years ago) link

... and ITV 2. I don't read newspapers either.

Tom A. (Tom B.) (Tom C.) (Tom D.), Thursday, 27 January 2011 15:04 (eleven years ago) link

You scored 89/100 for economic capital
You scored 60/100 for social capital
You scored 100/100 for cultural capital

mike t-diva, Thursday, 27 January 2011 15:24 (eleven years ago) link

You scored 34/100 for economic capital
You scored 85/100 for social capital
You scored 30/100 for cultural capital

I'm an Amurrican, but I don't go out drinking. Guess I'm a dumb chav, ehh blokes?

they call him (remy bean), Thursday, 27 January 2011 15:52 (eleven years ago) link

10-4 good buddy

Jefferson Mansplain (DG), Thursday, 27 January 2011 15:53 (eleven years ago) link

*sn-word*

Tom A. (Tom B.) (Tom C.) (Tom D.), Thursday, 27 January 2011 15:55 (eleven years ago) link

That'd be a good poll –– British stereotypes of Americans vs American Stereotypes of Brits.

they call him (remy bean), Thursday, 27 January 2011 16:04 (eleven years ago) link

You scored 10/100 for social capital
lol I don't know anyone who does any of those jobs, I know a teacher, that's it.
― a fucking stove just fell on my foot. (Colonel Poo)

Ditto. This suggests that moving to Walthamstow = the end of social lives. I know lots of teachers, but I couldn't say yes to that because they're all current or former colleagues.

Death and Taxis (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Thursday, 27 January 2011 16:25 (eleven years ago) link

34/70/100.

If only I knew a noble :(

I'm really surprised I got 100/100 - my friend who visits a different gallery/interpretative mime show/world music happening etc etc each week would break the entire system. I ticked 'rarely' for a few of those on the basis of having done them once or twice a year (ie classical/going sportz).

superpitching, Thursday, 27 January 2011 16:26 (eleven years ago) link

I classed myself as 'middle middle' btw!

superpitching, Thursday, 27 January 2011 16:29 (eleven years ago) link


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