Oct 24

Over one-third of US support OWS: Poll

Protestors and members of Occupy Wall Street shout during a rally in New York October 22, 2011.
A recent opinion poll shows that more than one-third of the Americans support the ‘Occupy’ protesters and more than half are furious about the US politics.

Some 37 percent of the Americans support the protests that have spread from New York to different US cities as well as other countries around the World. This comes while the anger about politics in general is much more widespread, the poll indicates, Huffington Post reported.

The poll also found that among the American supporters of the Wall Street protests, 64 percent are Democrats, 22 percent are independents and just 14 percent are Republicans.

Meanwhile, many more Americans – 58 percent – say they are furious about the country’s politics and nearly nine in 10 expressed their frustration with politics and nearly the same number stated their disappointment.

The survey which was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications, questioned 1,000 American adults over phone, from among which 384 respondents showed their support for the Wall Street protests.

The ‘Occupy’ movement is inspired by the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protest rallies, which began on September 17 in New York City, against corporate greed and the excessive influence of corporations on the US political system.

The movement has now spread to major US cities, and other countries including Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland and Portugal.


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