28.8%

56.5%

60%

50

30

40

58%

34.7%

2014

2005

1995

1975

1985

20

Over 70s

Baby boomers

Gen X

Gen Y

People identifying themselves as middle class

... and less likely to

identify as middle class

Over 70s

Baby boomers

Gen X

Gen Y

60%

50

30

40

2014

2005

1995

1975

1985

20

Source: General Social Survey data analysed by Ipsos Mori for the Guardian. Social classes: lower, working, middle, upper

People identifying themselves as working class

Americans born after 1980 are

more likely than their elders to

think of themselves as

working class ...

28.8%

44.2%

49.8%

56.5%

60%

50

30

40

58%

44.5%

40.1%

34.7%

2014

2005

1995

1975

1985

20

Over 70s

Baby boomers

Gen X

Gen Y

People identifying themselves as middle class

Over 70s

Baby boomers

Gen X

Gen Y

60%

50

30

40

2014

2005

1995

1975

1985

20

People identifying themselves as working class

... and less likely to identify as middle class

Americans born after 1980 are more likely than their

elders to think of themselves as working class ...