Q. Do you think life for the following groups of people has improved or got worse over the last few years?
|Improved||Stayed about the same||Got worse||Don’t know|
|The upper class||57%||26%||5%||12%|
|The middle class||12%||41%||36%||11%|
|The working class||8%||24%||58%||11%|
|The upper class||72%||14%||3%||11%|
|The middle class||18%||41%||30%||11%|
|The working class||7%||16%||69%||8%|
|The upper class||51%||34%||6%||8%|
|The middle class||8%||44%||42%||6%|
|The working class||7%||29%||56%||8%|
57% think that life for the upper class has improved over the last few years and 58% think life for the working class has got worse. They were split over changes in life for the middle class – 41% think it has stayed about the same and 36% think it has got worse.
Those who identify as working class were more likely to think life had improved for the upper class (72%) and got worse for the working class (69%).
Those who identify as middle class were only a little more likely to think life for the middle class had got worse (42%).
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