Social Class Findings




The opinium research says the following are key indicators to someone being posh:

spending more than £10 on a bottle of wine to be upmarket

telling others what school you went to while in your 30s, doing the weekly shop at Waitrose and drinking Earl Grey tea.

two in three people would not want to be considered posh but just 11 per cent said they would not marry a posh person.

Going to the opera or ballet was singled out by 37 per cent of people as an indication of ‘poshness’, as was having a cleaner and wearing clothing brands such as Hackett or Barbour.

Others indicators included an interest in horses or sailing and greeting others with a kiss on both cheeks.

Also making the list were drinking Earl Grey or other specialist teas, knowing what Prosecco is, and eating houmous.


On another note, the Middle Classes and not poorer families are more likely to buy supermarket-own brands, according to a study.

Almost half of those earning between £25,000 and £50,000 said they would always choose a supermarket label – generally considered a budget option – when possible.
Among lower earners, just a quarter regularly bought own-brand products, it found

‘Although stereotype would have us believe that own-brand means a lack of quality, it seems that the middle class is more financially motivated when food shopping, shunning the initial prejudices that often lead to their choice of supermarket.

(Prosecco btw is a type of wine)
– News Story (1)
– News Story(2)

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    Ammara said,

    are you trying to imply anthony that i am not posh enough to know what prosecco is?
    cos that was rude
    despite the fact i neither care nor wanted to know 😛


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