From firstname.lastname@example.org Thu Aug 24 07:31:23 2000
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 21:32:35 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: (en) US, [media] Surprising results of nationwide poll about the Convention Protests
From: "jason" <email@example.com>
Convention Protests Bring Mixed Reactions
The Daily News,
Monday August 21 2000 4:45 PM ET
UTICA, N.Y. (Reuters/Zogby) - Protests outside the recent Republican and
Democratic national conventions drew mixed reactions from the public, a
recent nationwide poll shows.
In a Zogby America survey of 1,004 adults, 32.9% said they were proud of
the protesters, while another 31.2% said they were wary.
Another 13.2% were sympathetic and 15.7% irritated while 6.9% said they
were not sure.
More Democrats reported feeling pride (38.2%) compared with 36.3% of
independents and 24.3% of Republicans. Another 21.2% of Republicans were
irritated compared with 13.9% of Democrats and 11.5% of independents.
Younger Americans felt more pride than older respondents did, with 41.1% of
18-29 year-olds and 42.5% of 30-49 year olds compared with 32.9% of 50-64
year olds and 18.8% of those ages 65 and older.
Those with more education also were more supportive, with 35.8% of those
with some college education and 35% with at least a college degree
expressed pride compared with 26.4% of high school graduates and 22.6% of
those who never finished high school.
What we asked:
"When you see news accounts of protests outside of the Republican and
Democrat conventions, are you sympathetic, wary, irritated or proud?"
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