The Kaiser Family Foundation/Washington Post Survey on Political Rallygoing and Activism

This partnership survey from The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation examines the public’s involvement in protests, rallies, marches, demonstrations, or campaign events with a focus on causes or issues that motivate the rallygoers to take action. The survey, one of the most extensive studies of political rallygoers and protesters in more than a decade, examines views of present-day activism, the public’s confidence and trust in societal and political institutions, and takes a prospective look at preference for and involvement in the 2018 midterm elections. This survey also assesses the public’s views on the limits of first amendment rights, as well as their views looking back on the political and social movements 50 years ago.

This survey is the 32nd in a series of surveys dating back to 1995 that have been conducted as a part of The Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation Survey Project.

Read The Washington Post’s reporting:

Rallying Nation: In reaction to Trump, millions of Americans are joining protests and getting political

About half of Americans support single-payer health care 

In hindsight, Americans are more critical of demonstrators today than protesters 50 years ago

Poll: 53 percent of Americans say it’s ‘never appropriate’ to kneel during the national anthem


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