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Protesting/picketing/demonstrating/marching 

Below are 71 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 8 types:

[ 5 Years? | Approval/Disapproval | Arrested? | Burn Flag? | Commonality | Incidence | Last Year(s) | Likelihood ]

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Category 1:5 Years?
 

Has the respondent protested in the last 5 years?

Some questions fit within the "5 Years?" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

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PROTEST from General Social Survey, 2002

RPRTST15 from General Social Survey, 1996

RPRTST35 from General Social Survey, 1996


Variant:Environmental Cause (5 Years? variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent if he/she protested for an environmental cause.

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GRNDEMO from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

GRNDEMO from General Social Survey, 2000

GRNDEMO from General Social Survey, 1994

GRNDEMO from General Social Survey, 1993


Category 2:Approval/Disapproval
 

Does the respondent approve or disapprove of protest/social movement activities?

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VCF0601 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

VCF0603 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

PROTEST1 from General Social Survey, 2006

PROTEST3 from General Social Survey, 2006

NONUKES from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

OWNTHING from General Social Survey, 1990

PROTEST1 from General Social Survey, 1990

PROTEST2 from General Social Survey, 1990

PROTEST3 from General Social Survey, 1990

PROTSTRS from General Social Survey, 1990

PROTEST1 from General Social Survey, 1996

PROTEST3 from General Social Survey, 1996

PROTEST6 from General Social Survey, 1996

RPRTST1 from General Social Survey, 1996

RPRTST3 from General Social Survey, 1996

IMRGHT1 from State of the First Amendment Survey 1997

ESSNRT1 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2002

WARPROT from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2003

STC_DEMO from Carnegie Council National Surveys of Higher Education, Graduate Student Sample (1975)

OWNTHING from General Social Survey, 1994

NODEMO from Carnegie Foundation National Survey of Higher Education, Faculty Sample (1975)

FREEDOM from Middletown Area Study, 1994

YOUNG from Middletown Area Study, 1995


Category 3:Arrested?
 

Has the respondent ever think they would be arrested or otherwise punished for protesting?

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V085202A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

W6Y21A from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009


Category 4:Burn Flag?
 

Does the respondent believe that Americans should have the right to burn a flag during a protest?

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AMRIGHT1 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 1999

RTOBURN from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2001


Category 5:Commonality
 

This question type asks the respondent his/her perception of how many Americans have ever protested in some form.

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V085200A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

W6Y11 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009


Category 6:Incidence
 

Has the respondent ever protested?

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PCKTLNE from Harris 1969 New York City Racial and Religious Survey, No. 1925, Blacks

CHLDPRTS from Harris 1969 New York City Racial and Religious Survey, No. 1925, Blacks

DMNSTRTN from Harris 1969 New York City Racial and Religious Survey, No. 1925, Blacks

PCKTLNE from Harris 1969 New York City Racial and Religious Survey, No. 1925, Jewish

CHLDPRTS from Harris 1969 New York City Racial and Religious Survey, No. 1925, Jewish

DMNSTRTN from Harris 1969 New York City Racial and Religious Survey, No. 1925, Jewish

PCKTLNE from Harris 1969 New York City Racial and Religious Survey, No. 1925, Non-Jewish-White

CHLDPRTS from Harris 1969 New York City Racial and Religious Survey, No. 1925, Non-Jewish-White

DMNSTRTN from Harris 1969 New York City Racial and Religious Survey, No. 1925, Non-Jewish-White

JOINDEM from General Social Survey, 2004

W11ZD21 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

V085201A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

W6Y21 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

RELACT2 from America's Evangelicals

RALLY from Life Choices, 1990

V187D from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

MARCH from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006


Category 7:Last Year(s)
 

Has the respondent protested in the last year?

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Q43G from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

MARCH06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

MARCH98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

PACTPROT from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

PROTEST from American National Election Studies, 2000

PROTEST from American National Election Studies, 2004

PROTMRCH from American National Election Studies, 2004

PO_DEMON from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

VOTEIRRE from American National Election Studies, 2002

MARCH from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

RELALT4 from America's Evangelicals

RELALT24 from America's Evangelicals

QN18F from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

QN47 from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

DEMPOL from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

ACTPROTE from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996


Category 8:Likelihood
 

This question type asks the respondent how likely he/she is to protest in the future.

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V085199A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

W6Y2 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009



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