We at MRCTV were in New York City's Zuccotti Park in late October, and one of the things we wanted to do was see how much the people protesting actually knew about...what they were protesting.
Shortly before we left, New York Magazine conducted an experiment called, "Are You Smarter than a Wall Street Protester?" in which they asked a series of questions to the brave soldiers in attendance.
Given the study was done with a pen and paper, Joe Schoffstall figured he'd ask questions and record it on video. In fact, the questions are almost exactly the same- so most of these people could have been polled by the magazine, having an advantage to this basic knowledge quiz.
The following questions are in Part II: (For Part I, click here)
4. What is the SEC?
U.S Securities and Exchange Commission- primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States
5. What is the top marginal income tax rate for the richest 1 percent?
6. What does the government spend more money on? Health care and pensions, education, or the military?
Health Care and Pensions- Accounted for 43 percent of government outlays in 2010. Defense accounted for 20 percent.