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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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 84 6
2) No 1,294 92.9
8) Dont know 9 0.6
9) No answer 6 0.4
TOTAL1,393100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


In the last five years, have you taken part in a protest of demonstration about an environmental issue? (GRNDEMO)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, I have 37 2.9
2) No, I have not 1,123 88
8) Dont know 1 0.1
9) No answer 115 9
TOTAL1,276100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Never 1,127 84.6
2) Once 118 8.9
3) More than once 59 4.4
9) No answer 28 2.1
TOTAL1,332100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Never 1,177 88.4
2) Once 87 6.5
3) More than once 31 2.3
8) Dont know 1 0.1
9) No answer 36 2.7
TOTAL1,332100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


In the last five years, have you taken part in a protest of demonstration about an environmental issue? (GRNDEMO)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, I have 39 2.8
2) No, I have not 1,250 90.2
8) Dont know 2 0.1
9) No answer 95 6.9
TOTAL1,386100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


In the last five years, have you...taken part in a protest or demonstration about an environmental issue? (GRNDEMO)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, I have 40 2.6
2) No, I have not 1,390 89.3
9) No answer 127 8.2
TOTAL1,557100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
0) NA; no Post IW 0 0
1) Disapprove 2,770 43
2) Pro-con, depends, dont know 2,571 39.9
3) Approve 1,102 17.1
TOTAL6,443100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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)
  TOTAL %
0) NA; no Post IW 0 0
1) Disapprove 4,329 52
2) Pro-con, depends, dont know 3,399 40.8
3) Approve 603 7.2
TOTAL8,331100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely allowed 877 57.8
2) Probably allowed 408 26.9
3) Probably not allowed 132 8.7
4) Definitely not allowed 85 5.6
8) Cant choose 16 1.1
TOTAL1,518100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Organizing protest marches and demonstrations. (PROTEST3)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely allowed 806 53.1
2) Probably allowed 452 29.8
3) Probably not allowed 156 10.3
4) Definitely not allowed 88 5.8
8) Cant choose 16 1.1
TOTAL1,518100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


For/Against: What about the demonstrations against the spread of nuclear weapons? (84) (NONUKES)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 56 19.4
0) Against 0 0
1) For 232 80.6
TOTAL288100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


It is wonderful that young people today have greater freedom to protest against things they dont like and to do their own thing (OWNTHING)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree strongly 157 11.4
2) Agree 753 54.9
3) Disagree 341 24.9
4) Disagree strongly 68 5
8) Dont know 51 3.7
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL1,372100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely allowed 554 45.5
2) Probably allowed 318 26.1
3) Probably not allowed 163 13.4
4) Definitely not allowed 110 9
8) Cant choose 53 4.4
9) No answer 19 1.6
TOTAL1,217100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Publishing pamphlets to protest against the government. (PROTEST2)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely allowed 469 38.5
2) Probably allowed 326 26.8
3) Probably not allowed 188 15.4
4) Definitely not allowed 145 11.9
8) Cant choose 64 5.3
9) No answer 25 2.1
TOTAL1,217100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Organizing protest marches and demonstrations. (PROTEST3)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely allowed 429 35.3
2) Probably allowed 377 31
3) Probably not allowed 192 15.8
4) Definitely not allowed 131 10.8
8) Cant choose 61 5
9) No answer 27 2.2
TOTAL1,217100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


What are your personal feelings about: People who organize protests against a government action they strongly oppose. (PROTSTRS)
  TOTAL %
1) Extremely favorable 107 8.8
2) Favorable 322 26.5
3) Neither favorable nor unfavorable 412 33.9
4) Unfavorable 173 14.2
5) Extremely unfavorable 69 5.7
8) Cant choose 99 8.1
9) No answer 35 2.9
TOTAL1,217100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely allowed 697 52.3
2) Probably allowed 357 26.8
3) Probably not allowed 102 7.7
4) Definitely not allowed 108 8.1
8) Cant choose 61 4.6
9) No answer 7 0.5
TOTAL1,332100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely allowed 611 45.9
2) Probably allowed 398 29.9
3) Probably not allowed 140 10.5
4) Definitely not allowed 109 8.2
8) Cant choose 50 3.8
9) No answer 24 1.8
TOTAL1,332100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely allowed 218 16.4
2) Probably allowed 272 20.4
3) Probably not allowed 360 27
4) Definitely not allowed 368 27.6
8) Cant choose 85 6.4
9) No answer 29 2.2
TOTAL1,332100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely would 410 30.8
2) Probably would 391 29.4
3) Probably would not 274 20.6
4) Definitely would not 204 15.3
8) Cant choose 43 3.2
9) No answer 10 0.8
TOTAL1,332100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely would 277 20.8
2) Probably would 310 23.3
3) Probably would not 372 27.9
4) Definitely would not 305 22.9
8) Cant choose 40 3
9) No answer 28 2.1
TOTAL1,332100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Essential 573 55.9
2) Important 357 34.8
3) Not that important 84 8.2
9) Dont know/Refused 11 1.1
TOTAL1,025100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Essential 632 69.8
2) Important, but not essential 221 24.4
3) Not important 50 5.5
99) Refused 2 0.2
TOTAL905100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 447 44.7
2) Mildly agree 288 28.8
3) Mildly disagree 78 7.8
4) Strongly disagree 173 17.3
98) Dont Know 10 1
99) Refused 4 0.4
TOTAL1,000100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements. (Mark one circle for each item.) - Student political demonstrations have no place on a college campus. (STC_DEMO)
  TOTAL %
0) Refused 0 0
1) Strongly agree 1,528 7.2
2) Agree with reservations 2,872 13.5
3) Disagree with reservations 9,633 45.1
4) Strongly disagree 7,317 34.3
TOTAL21,350100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


It is wonderful that young people today have greater freedom to protest against things they dont like and to do their own thing. (OWNTHING)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree strongly 201 13.6
2) Agree 725 49.2
3) Disagree 404 27.4
4) Disagree strongly 101 6.9
8) Dont know 31 2.1
9) No answer 12 0.8
TOTAL1,474100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Student political demonstrations have no place on a college campus. (NODEMO)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 3,512 14.2
2) Agree with reservations 5,183 21
3) Disagree with reservations 10,169 41.1
4) Strongly disagree 5,862 23.7
TOTAL24,726100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 66 11.5
2) Agree 188 32.9
3) Are you neutral 92 16.1
4) Disagree 175 30.6
5) Strongly disagree 42 7.3
6) Dont know 9 1.6
TOTAL572100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree with the statement 32 7.7
2) Agree 138 33.2
3) Are you neutral 74 17.8
4) Disagree 117 28.1
5) Strongly disagree 40 9.6
6) Dont know 15 3.6
TOTAL416100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP,5,-8,-9 in V085201A 1,695 73
1) At least once, I thought I would be arrested or punished 133 5.7
5) I never thought I would be arrested or punished 274 11.8
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


[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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 1 0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,573 51.6
-2) Missing, see documentation 37 1.2
-1) Inapplicable 1,065 34.9
1) At least once, I thought I would be arrested or punished 78 2.6
2) I never thought I would be arrested or punished 295 9.7
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


Under current law, do Americans have the legal right to burn the American flag as a means of political protest? Yes or no? (AMRIGHT1)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 331 34
2) No 643 66
TOTAL974100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


To the best of your knowledge, under current law, do Americans have the legal right to burn the American flag as a means of political protest? Yes or no? (RTOBURN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 388 38.3
2) No 589 58.2
99) Dont know/Refused 35 3.5
TOTAL1,012100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 3 0.1
-8) Dont know 35 1.5
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
1) All 21 0.9
2) Most 182 7.8
3) About half 629 27.1
4) A few 1,135 48.9
5) None 97 4.2
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 3 0.1
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,573 51.6
-2) Missing, see documentation 30 1
1) All 6 0.2
2) Most 35 1.1
3) About half 284 9.3
4) A few 1,044 34.2
5) None 74 2.4
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


Have you ever joined a picket line? (PCKTLNE)
  TOTAL %
1) Have done 144 14.1
2) Not done 872 85.7
3) Not sure 2 0.2
TOTAL1,018100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever kept your children out of school as a protest? (CHLDPRTS)
  TOTAL %
1) Have done 81 8
2) Not done 923 91.6
3) Not sure 4 0.4
TOTAL1,008100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever been in a demonstration? (DMNSTRTN)
  TOTAL %
1) Have done 148 14.6
2) Not done 860 85
3) Not sure 4 0.4
TOTAL1,012100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever joined a picket line? (PCKTLNE)
  TOTAL %
1) Have done 113 17.9
2) Not done 514 81.3
3) Not sure 5 0.8
TOTAL632100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever kept your children out of school as a protest? (CHLDPRTS)
  TOTAL %
1) Have done 43 6.8
2) Not done 575 91
3) Not sure 14 2.2
TOTAL632100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever been in a demonstration? (DMNSTRTN)
  TOTAL %
1) Have done 89 14.2
2) Not done 528 84.1
3) Not sure 11 1.8
TOTAL628100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever joined a picket line? (PCKTLNE)
  TOTAL %
1) Have done 61 12.1
2) Not done 435 86.1
3) Not sure 9 1.8
TOTAL505100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever kept your children out of school as a protest? (CHLDPRTS)
  TOTAL %
1) Have done 16 3.2
2) Not done 479 95.4
3) Not sure 7 1.4
TOTAL502100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever been in a demonstration? (DMNSTRTN)
  TOTAL %
1) Have done 57 11.4
2) Not done 436 86.9
3) Not sure 9 1.8
TOTAL502100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Have done it in the past year 77 5.2
2) Have done it in the more distant past 197 13.4
3) Have not done it but might do it 609 41.4
4) Have not done it and would never do it 581 39.5
8) Cant choose 3 0.2
9) No answer 5 0.3
TOTAL1,472100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you done this, or have you never done it? Joined in a protest march, rally, or demonstration. (W11ZD21)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 6 0.2
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 321 10.5
-2) Missing, see documentation 47 1.5
1) Have done this 634 20.8
2) Never have done this 2,041 66.9
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


Now we will ask you about your past. Have you done this, or have you never done it? Joined in a protest march, rally, or demonstration. (V085201A)
  TOTAL %
-8) Dont know 2 0.1
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
1) Have done this 407 17.5
5) Never have done this 1,693 72.9
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you done this, or have you never done it? Joined in a protest march, rally, or demonstration. (W6Y21)
  TOTAL %
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,573 51.6
-2) Missing, see documentation 31 1
1) Have done this 374 12.3
2) Never have done this 1,071 35.1
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


Would you say that your religious faith has led you to (RANDOMIZE): Participate in a political protest (RELACT2)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 197 12.2
2) No 1,395 86.6
3) Dont know/Refused 18 1.1
TOTAL1,610100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Have you ever participated in a rally or demonstration concerned with abortion? (RALLY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 72 3.4
2) No 2,067 96.6
TOTAL2,139100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


Attended a political meeting or demonstration (V187D)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 337 16.2
2) No 1,742 83.7
8) Dont know 0 0
9) Refused 2 0.1
TOTAL2,081100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


26D. Participated in any demonstrations, protests, boycotts, or marches? (MARCH)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 663 97.6
8) Dont know 14 2.1
9) Refused 2 0.3
TOTAL679100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Q43 In the year leading up to the 2004 presidential election, did you...participate in a public protest or demonstration (Q43G)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 93 5.5
2) No 1,601 94.5
TOTAL1,694100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


(march_06) 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? (MARCH06)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 47 17.9
2) No 215 82.1
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(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)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 1 0.4
1) Yes 49 18.7
2) No 212 80.9
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


P13C. In the last 12 MONTHS, have you (or your spouse/partner): [INSERT LIST A-D] Participated in a protest, march, or demonstration? (PACTPROT)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 127 97.7
777) Dont know 2 1.5
888) Refused 1 0.8
TOTAL130100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Aside from a strike against your employer, in the past twelve months, have you taken part in a protest, march, or demonstration on some national or local (PROTEST)
  TOTAL %
0) NA; INAP 0 0
1) YES 49 3.2
5) NO 1,506 96.8
TOTAL1,555100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Aside from a strike against your employer, in the past twelve months, have you taken part in a protest, march, or demonstration on some national or local issue? (PROTEST)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 44 4.1
5) No 1,022 95.9
TOTAL1,066100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Over the past five years or so, have you done any of the following things to express your views about something the government should or should not be doing? -- Taken part in a protest, march or demonstration? (PROTMRCH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 70 6.6
5) No 996 93.4
TOTAL1,066100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Here is a list of political activities. Have you done any of these in the past twelve months? Participated in a demonstration or protest (PO_DEMON)
  TOTAL %
-7) Refused 1 1
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 95 99
TOTAL96100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
0) NA 0 0
1) Agree 124 9.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree 74 5.5
5) Disagree 1,142 85
8) Dont know 2 0.1
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL1,343100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


26D. Have you participated in demonstrations, boycotts, or marches in the past 12 months? (MARCH)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 2,267 98.5
8) Dont Know 23 1
9) Refused 12 0.5
TOTAL2,302100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(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)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 245 82.5
2) 1-2 33 11.1
3) 3-5 12 4
4) More than 5 4 1.3
5) Dont know/Refused 3 1
TOTAL297100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(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)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 1,183 90.1
2) 1-2 91 6.9
3) 3-5 20 1.5
4) More than 5 11 0.8
5) Dont know/Refused 8 0.6
TOTAL1,313100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


And in the United States in the past year have you participated in any protests or demonstrations to support immigration rights, or not? (QN18F)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, have participated in protests or demonstrations to support immigration rights 873 21.7
2) No, have not 3,115 77.6
8) Dont know 22 0.5
9) Refused 6 0.1
TOTAL4,016100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF RESPONDENT ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT ALL (from QN23): In the past 12 months, did your (synagogue/mosque/church) participate in an immigration rights protest or boycott, or not? (QN47)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 697 19.8
2) No 2,256 64.1
8) Dont know 552 15.7
9) Refused 16 0.5
TOTAL3,521100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


In the last year or so, have you done any of the following? -- Participated in a protest, demonstration or march. (DEMPOL)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 46 7.1
2) No 598 91.9
3) Dont know/No answer 7 1.1
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) A lot 16 0.6
2) Some 232 9
3) None 2,334 90.1
4) DK 5 0.2
5) Refused 3 0.1
TOTAL2,590100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 2 0.1
-8) Dont know 4 0.2
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
1) Extremely likely 62 2.7
2) Very likely 128 5.5
3) Moderately likely 237 10.2
4) A little likely 339 14.6
5) Not at all likely 1,330 57.3
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 1 0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,573 51.6
-2) Missing, see documentation 26 0.9
1) Extremely likely 28 0.9
2) Very likely 62 2
3) Moderately likely 183 6
4) A little likely 239 7.8
5) Not at all likely 937 30.7
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
5 Years?: Has the respondent protested in the last 5 years?
Approval/Disapproval: Does the respondent approve or disapprove of protest/social movement activities?
Arrested?: Has the respondent ever think they would be arrested or otherwise punished for protesting?
Burn Flag?: Does the respondent believe that Americans should have the right to burn a flag during a protest?
Commonality: This question type asks the respondent his/her perception of how many Americans have ever protested in some form.
Incidence: Has the respondent ever protested?
Last Year(s): Has the respondent protested in the last year?
Likelihood: This question type asks the respondent how likely he/she is to protest in the future.

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