Progressive protesters face longer odds than the Tea Party did

… In February 2016, using a representative sample of 725 California residents, we conducted a survey experiment to see if liberals and conservatives view protests differently, and how those attitudes might be conditioned by the ideological goals of particular social movements. A few studies have shown that conservatives hold protesters in disproportionately low regard, but they were conducted with liberal ’60s protests as backdrop. We were interested to see if the ideological differences hold up in an era of prolific conservative unrest (the Tea Party, the pro-life movement, etc.). CONT.

David C. Barker, Kim L. Nalder & Jessica Newham (California State U. Sacramento), Mischiefs of Faction