National Survey of 1,000 American Adults
Conducted December 10-11, 2014
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about protests around the country following grand jury decisions involving police officers – very closely, somewhat closely, not very closely or not at all?
2* How likely are these protests to bring about the changes the protesters are seeking - very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely or not at all likely?
3* Do you consider most protests like this to be effective or to be an aggravation?
4* Generally speaking, do these protesters reflect the concerns of their neighbors or are these protests staged by special interest groups and outside agitators?
5* Have you ever participated in a public protest of any kind?
6* Which is more effective – violent or non-violent protest?
7* Are young people more politically active or less politically active now than they were in previous generations? Or is the level of political activism about the same?
8* Is social media an effective way to encourage political activism among young people?
9* Which is the most effective way of bringing about social or political change in America today – public protests, economic boycotts, voting, educational campaigns or petitions?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence