Posts Tagged ‘poor’


August 11, 2011

Seems so.

According to a new study, just out, people from upper class backgrounds consistently display deficits in empathy, social engagement, generosity and sensitivity as compared to those from the lower classes.

The differences are so marked that it is often possible to judge one’s socio-economic class within 60 seconds of an encounter.  Suppose a well-dressed matron says, “I have a luncheon engagement with a colleague.”  And a man says, I”m off to Macdonald’s for a burger.”   The difference is pretty clear.

According to Statistics Canada, in 2007, donors with annual incomes less than $20,000 gave an a verage of 1.6 of ther pre-tax earnings to charity compared to just o.5 per cent for donors with household incomes topping @100,000.

Are the poor more generous than the rich?

What do you think?


March 1, 2011

Are you one of  the 49 per cent of Canadians who believe if poor people really want to work, they can  find a job.

Are you one of 43 per cent of Canadians who agree that “a good work ethic is all you need to escape poverty”.

Or do you believe  with 41 per cent that if we gave poor people more assistance, they would “take advantage”.

Do you believe with 28 per cent that believe people living in poverty “usually have lower moral values.

Thirty -seven per cent believe those living in poverty in Canada “have it pretty good”  ($30,000 for a family of four.)

Are poor people lazy?

What do you think?