Releases Infographic Comparing Occupy Wall Street with Tea Party Movement

Share Article has released a thought provoking infographic comparing the Occupy Wall Street protests with the Tea Party movement and highlights unexpected survey results. The infographic, which is based on a series of national polls, debunks several misconceptions surrounding the Occupy movement, including the belief that the protesters are largely jobless, liberal, and uneducated. It reveals that the movements do have some common ground, with more than one third of both groups calling themselves independent. has released a new thought provoking infographic titled, “Faceoff: Occupy Wall Street vs. Tea Party Movement”, which compares and contrasts the two most popular political movements in the United States.

The infographic highlights both the stunning similarities and the sharp differences between the two movements. It debunks several popular misconceptions surrounding the Occupy movement, including the belief that Occupy protestors are largely jobless, liberal, and uneducated.

It also highlights some of the most memorable quotes surrounding each movement, with Mitt Romney referring to Occupy Wall Street as “Class warfare” and President Obama calling the Tea Party movement racially motivated.

It does demonstrate some similarities between the two protests, the most notable similarity being the dissatisfaction with mainstream political candidates. It shows that more than one third of both Occupy Protestors and Tea Partiers consider themselves independent.

Protestors of the Occupy Wall Street movement are often generalized as lazy and unemployed, but the infographic indicates the contrary. It shows that the percentage of employed Occupy protestors is actually higher than both the Tea Party protestors and the general population.

Although, the Tea Party movement is both larger and has been more successful at impacting the public opinion, the Occupy movement is gaining ground at a staggering pace. The infographic compares the size of the movements when they were both just 32 days old and shows the Occupy protest is 46 times larger, with over 1.4 million protestors globally.

The protests couldn't be any more different in terms of civil disobedience. The Occupy Wall Street movement racked up over 1,500 arrests in its first 30 days of protesting, while the Tea Party movement has accumulated less than 50 over three years.

The statistical data used within the infographic is based on poll data released from various national news outlets, such as, the Associated Press, Fox news, and the New York Times.


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