Americans Remain Positive About Ows Goals, But Divide When Assessing Demonstrators

November 17, 2011, 6:00 PM GMT+0

In the last week, some Occupy Wall Street protests ended in violence, with clashes between police and demonstrators. But in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, Americans remain positive about the movement’s goals, but those who say there have been protests in their area are divided in their feelings about the demonstrators.

Members of the public who have heard of the movement continue to think positively about the movement’s goals. There has been more support than opposition since the Economist/YouGov Poll first started measuring those opinions. 

Half of those aware of the movement say there have been protests in their area (with Westerners the most likely to say that). 44% of those Americans have a favorable view of the demonstrators in their community; 46% do not. 

Economist/YouGov poll archives can found here.

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