Occupy Wall Street Poll: Jealousy, Greed Lead

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It probably shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that the results of our Occupy Wall Street poll are divided.

In the first week since the poll was published, the leading reason given so far for the protests is jealousy, capturing 26.2%, or 1,094 of the 4,173 votes cast.(We will run the poll indefinitely. It appears below this story.)

Second, with 1,021 or 24% of the total was "all of the above, which included jealousy, greed, inequality, the economy, politics and the educational system.

Greed was the third most prominent reason, with 934 votes, or 22% of the total.

Rounding out the list was:
  • Inequality. The rich add zeroes to their bank accounts while others cope with debit card fees. (16.03% / 669 votes)
  • Economy. It's tough to find a job out there, especially if you don't have one. (5.12% / 214 votes)
  • Politics. The right has its Tea Party and now the left has Occupy Wall Street. (3.57% / 149 votes)
  • Educational system. Many have massive student loan debt but no jobs to help pay that off. (2.2% / 92 votes)


What is the point of the Occupy Wall Street protest and similar demonstrations?

Inequality. The rich add zeroes to their bank accounts while others cope with debit card fees.
Jealousy. Class warfare and income redistribution. The protesters don't want to work, they just want a free ride.
Economy. It's tough to find a job out there, especially if you don't have one.
Politics. The right has its Tea Party and now the left has Occupy Wall Street.
Greed. Banks and other corporations crashed the global economy in 2008 and then dined at the taxpayer bailout trough.
Educational system. Many have massive student loan debt but no jobs to help pay that off.
All of the above.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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