Each category is mutually exclusive so there is no double counting (Jews may be of any race but all other groups are non-Jewish and Hispanics may be non-Jews of any race but the other racial groups are exclusively non-Hispanic). Social class is self-reported. It correlates with income, education, and occupational prestige but not perfectly so. Without further ado:
Whites are close to evenly split between lower/working and middle/upper. The Asian distribution is similar, albeit modestly shifted towards middle and away from working. Blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians are more than twice as likely to be lower/working as they are to be middle/upper. In contrast, just 1-in-6 Jews are lower/working.
It’s a good thing we’ve been conditioned to focus on perceived racial injustice to the near exclusion of everything else because focusing on class is anti-Semitic. You know the stereotypes about bankers and media moguls. We trust you condemn them as strongly as this blog does.
GSS variables used: CLASS, YEAR(2000-2018), RACECEN1(1)(2)(3)(4-10), HISPANIC(1)(2-50), RELIG(1-2,4-13)(3)