Partisanship and Attitudes toward Political Violence

Participants in protests are significantly more supportive of political violence in the United States than are randomly selected citizens (i.e., ANES respondents).

Question: How much do you feel it is justified for people to use violence to pursue their political goals in this country?

Note: National Protest Surveys 2016-17 conducted at the Democratic National Convention, the Republican National Convention, the Counter-Inaugural Protests, the Women’s March on Washington, and the March for Life.

Sample Size: ANES 2016 All Respondents (N=4,216); ANES 2016 Protesters Only (N=117); National Protest Surveys 2016-17 (N=2,081).

New article: “Activism in an Era of Partisan Polarization”

My new article, “Activism in an Era of Partisan Polarization” is forthcoming in the October 2017 issue of PS Political Science & Politics. It will appear in a symposium on civic engagement and activism in the changing political context in the United States. Many thanks so Maryam Z Deloffre and Carrie Booth Walling, who are editing the symposium. Read my article here: