66% of people back nonviolent action and 75% support solar power being installed on farmland
We recently undertook some exciting polling on behalf of the Guardian which revealed some very interesting results.
There's been no shortage of nonviolent protesting happening of late. But what do you think about it? Is it pointless or powerful?
The results of our poll showed that 66% of people back nonviolent action and 75% support solar power being installed on farmland. Examples of recent direct action include protesters throwing soup at a Van Gogh painting and blocking the Dartford Crossing.
The government has also proposed banning solar panels on most farmland. But 75% of people reported that they are opposed to this in the poll.
68% of people said that they most trusted Labour to protect and improve the environment, with 32% backing the Conservatives.
The online poll was conducted for The Guardian on 20th October 2022. The poll questioned 1382 and is weighted to a nationally representative population.
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