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Protesting/picketing/demonstrating/marching, Participation in

Protesting/picketing/demonstrating/marching


Below are 71 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • PROTEST from General Social Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Over the past 5 years have you done any of the following to express your opinion about an issue or your support for a cause?: -- Join a protest rally or march (PROTEST) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VCF0601 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004LEARN MORE
    • There are many possible ways for people to show their disapproval or disagreement with governmental policies and actions. How about taking part in protest meetings or marches that are permitted by the local authorities? Would you approve of taking part, disapprove, or would it depend on the circumstances? (VCF0601) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VCF0603 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004LEARN MORE
    • Suppose all other methods have failed and the person decides to try to stop the government from going about its usual activities with sit-ins, mass meetings, demonstrations, and things like that? Would you approve of that, disapprove, or would it depend on the circumstances? (VCF0603) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MARCH98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)LEARN MORE
    • (march_98) Within the past twelve months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To organize or participate in a demonstration or march either in support of or opposition to some public issue or policy? (MARCH98) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • JOINDEM from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Here are some forms of political and social action that people can take. Please indicate, for each one, (1) whether you have done any of these things in the past year, (2) have done it in the more distant past, (3) have not done it but might do it, (4) or have not done it and would never, under any circumstances, do it--Took part in a demonstration. (JOINDEM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROTEST1 from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • There are many ways people or organizations can protest against a government action they strongly oppose. Please show which you think should be allowed and which should not be allowed by circling a number after each question. Organizing public meetings to protest against the government. (PROTEST1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROTEST3 from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Organizing protest marches and demonstrations. (PROTEST3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRNDEMO from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • In the last five years, have you taken part in a protest of demonstration about an environmental issue? (GRNDEMO) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W6Y11 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • Please indicate below how many of the adults living in the United States you think have ever done these things. (All, most, about half, a few, or none? / None, a few, about half, most, or all?) Ever joined in a protest march, rally, or demonstration. (W6Y11) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W6Y2 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • In the future, how likely are you to join in a protest march, rally, or demonstration? (Extremely likely, very likely, moderately likely, a little likely, or not at all likely? / Not at all likely, a little likely, moderately likely, very likely, or extremely likely?) (W6Y2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W6Y21A from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W6Y21=1] When you joined in a protest march, rally, or demonstration, did you ever think you would be arrested or punished by police or security forces? (W6Y21A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085199A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • In the future, how likely are you to: Join in a protest march, rally, or demonstration? Extremely likely, very likely, moderately likely, a little likely, or not at all likely? (V085199A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085200A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • Please indicate below how many of the adults living in the United States you think have ever done these things. Ever joined in a protest march, rally, or demonstration. (All, most, about half, a few, or none?) (V085200A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085202A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF R HAS EVER JOINED A PROTEST OR DEMONSTRATION: When you joined in a protest march, rally, or demonstration, did you ever think you would be arrested or punished by police or security forces? (V085202A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OWNTHING from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • It is wonderful that young people today have greater freedom to protest against things they dont like and to do their own thing (OWNTHING) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROTEST1 from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • There are many ways people or organizations can protest against a government action they strongly oppose. Please show which you think should be allowed and which should not be allowed by circling a number after each question. Organizing public meetings to protest against the government. (PROTEST1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROTEST2 from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Publishing pamphlets to protest against the government. (PROTEST2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROTEST3 from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Organizing protest marches and demonstrations. (PROTEST3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROTSTRS from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • What are your personal feelings about: People who organize protests against a government action they strongly oppose. (PROTSTRS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROTEST1 from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • There are many ways people or organizations can protest against a government action they strongly oppose. Please show which you think should be allowed and which should not be allowed by circling a number after each question. A. Organizing public meetings to protest against the government. (PROTEST1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROTEST3 from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • There are many ways people or organizations can protest against a government action they strongly oppose. Please show which you think should be allowed and which should not be allowed by circling a number after each question. C. Organizing protest marches and demonstrations. (PROTEST3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROTEST6 from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • There are many ways people or organizations can protest against a government action they strongly oppose. Please show which you think should be allowed and which should not be allowed by circling a number after each question. F. Organizing a nationwide strike of all workers against the government. (PROTEST6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RPRTST1 from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Would you or would you not do any of the following to protest against a government action you strongly opposed? A. Attend a public meeting organized to protest against the government (RPRTST1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RPRTST15 from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • In the past five years how many times have you done each of the following to protest against a government action you strongly oppose? A. Attended a public meeting organized to protest against the government (RPRTST15) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RPRTST3 from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Would you or would you not do any of the following to protest against a government action you strongly opposed? B. Go on a protest march or demonstration (RPRTST3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RPRTST35 from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • In the past five years how many times have you done each of the following to protest against a government action you strongly oppose? B. Gone on a protest march or demonstration (RPRTST35) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOTEIRRE from American National Election Studies, 2002LEARN MORE
    • So many other people vote in the national election that it doesnt matter much to me whether I vote or not. (Do you agree, neither agree nor disagree, or disagree with this statement)? (VOTEIRRE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELALT24 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? Participated in public protests or demonstrations (RELALT24) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELALT4 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Participated in public protests or demonstrations (RELALT4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IMRGHT1 from State of the First Amendment Survey 1997LEARN MORE
    • The U.S. Constitution protects certain rights, but not everyone considers each right important. I am going to read you some rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Please tell me how important it is that you have that right. First, how important is it that you have the right to assemble, march, protest or petition the government about causes and issues? Is it essential that you have this right, important but not essential, or not that important? (IMRGHT1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ESSNRT1 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • The US Constitution protects certain rights, but not everyone considers each right important. I am going to read you some rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. For each, please tell me how important it is that you have that right. First, how important is it that you have the right to assemble, petition, march, protest or petition the government? (ESSNRT1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WARPROT from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. Individuals should be allowed to protest in public against Americas involvement in war during a period of active military combat. (WARPROT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRNDEMO from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • In the last five years, have you taken part in a protest of demonstration about an environmental issue? (GRNDEMO) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OWNTHING from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • It is wonderful that young people today have greater freedom to protest against things they dont like and to do their own thing. (OWNTHING) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ACTPROTE from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years a lot, some, or none?: Participated in public protests or demonstrations? (ACTPROTE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FREEDOM from Middletown Area Study, 1994LEARN MORE
    • It is wonderful that young people today have greater freedom to protest against things they dont like and do their own thing. Do you: (FREEDOM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • YOUNG from Middletown Area Study, 1995LEARN MORE
    • It is wonderful that young people today have greater freedom to protest against things they dont like and do their own thing. Do you: (YOUNG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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