Poll! Annual Household Income


What is your annual household income?

  1. $0-20,000

  2. $21,000-45,000

  3. $46,000-60,000

  4. $61,000-80,000

  5. $81,000-100,000

  6. $101,000-120,000

  7. $121,000-150,000

  8. $150,000-200,000

  9. $201,000-500,000

  10. $501,000 or more

Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. A month or so ago, someone posted a report saying what age group was buying designer purses and what they're yearly income was.
    I remember being shocked at how much money was spent compared to how much they made. This poll is private so you can be completely honest as I know it's uncouth for a lot of people to discuss their earnings.

    How much is your annual household income?
  2. Are you familiar with the Stanford Reaseach Institute's Values and Lifestyles Program? Several decades ago, a group there researched lifestyles and categorized people by the way they lived and consumed. Subsequently, Young & Rubicam, the advertising agency, used the conclusions to target products to specific groups. You can read more about it here: http://www.context.org/ICLIB/IC03/SRIVALS.htm

    But what's relevant to us is that most luxury items are bought by just two of the nine types of consumers, and those are the emulators and the achievers. Perhaps the "integrateds" will buy them on occasion too, but integrateds aren't interested in status symbols, but they might be attracted to craftsmanship and value.
  3. From the website:
    • -Survivor lifestyle
    • -Sustainer lifestyle
    • -Belonger lifestyle
    • -Emulator lifestyle
    • -Achiever lifestyle
    • -I-Am-Me lifestyle
    • -Experiential lifestyle
    • -Societally Conscious lifestyle
    Combined Outer- and Inner-Directed
    • -Integrated lifestyle
  4. Interesting!
    As of now the results are:

    $21,000-45,000 15.00%
    $46,000-60,000 5.00%
    $61,000-80,000 5.00%
    $81,000-100,000 10.00%
    $101,000-120,000 10.00%
    $150,000-200,000 10.00%
    $201,000-500,000 30.00%
    $501,000 or more 15%
  5. I think this poll's outcome is going to be determined also by the fact that those who earn more are probably more likely to respond. Or perhaps less likely to respond.
  6. This is so problematic in America... I'm really interested in architecture and urban development and I think a huge, huge part of America's debt problem is this kind of sprawling overgrowth. Entire communities are planned around shopping centers and malls!

    I think younger women in their 20's and 30's also don't tend to think about saving (of course there are exceptions but looking at the number of savers versus spenders would validate this generalization). I think we have this feeling of invincibility (rainy days will never come), and of course it's really hard to imagine being at an old age so that you'll need a retirement fund!
  7. I voted :amuse: I wish I was in that category that is leading with 30 percent :p That'll take a while, come back to me in 10 years or so!
  8. How come?
    It's completely anonymous. Why would one category be more likely to respond I wonder?
  9. I have no idea! That's just my opinion... I *think* a certain category would be less willing to participate in this situation. But it's generally true of any poll (hey, that public opinion class comes in handy!), regardless or whether or not it's anonymous.
  10. Looks like I'm under the pack, but I'm not too surprised, I would guess that there is a positive correlation between those households with a higher than average household income and visitors of the site.
  11. Oh to be in at the higher end...lol:p
    I just had to refer to the trusty currency converter to work that one out :lol:
  12. I think less likely.:biggrin:
  13. I agree. Not surprised at all.
  14. With all respect....:shame:

    Completely anonymous or not, I never answer these types of questions. I am extremely private in certain areas of my life, and this is one of them.

    So I think IntlSet may be correct in her thinking.
  15. Just curious...what certain category was it? LOL