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Why do so many professional, middle-class Brits insist they're working class?

Sarah Best

25th January 2021

According to research from the British Social Attitudes Survey, nearly half (47%) of Briton's surveyed identify their jobs as working class (and this includes those in managerial roles).

The researchers interviewed a sample of people from different backgrounds including actors, accountants and architects, and they believe that the misidentification of one's social class is related to a number of factors, such as a person's background that includes the histories of their grandparents and how individual's view this.

This article could be used for a discussion on social class and social mobility.

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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