Support for Protests in Latin America: Classifications and the Role of Online Networking
AbstractIn recent years, Latin Americans marched the streets in a wave of protests that swept almost every country in the region. Yet few studies have assessed how Latin Americans support various forms of protest, and how new technologies affect attitudes toward protest tactics. Using data from the Latin American Public Opinion Project (N = 37,102), cluster analyses grouped citizens into four distinct groups depending on their support for protests. Most Latin Americans support moderate forms of protest, rejecting more radical tactics. Online networking is associated with support for both moderate and radical protests. But those who support only moderate protests use online networking sites more than Latin Americans as a whole, while those who support radical protests use online networking sites significantly less. Our findings suggest that only peaceful and legal demonstrations have been normalized in the region, and online networking foments support for moderate protest tactics. View Full-Text
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Mourão, R.R.; Saldaña, M.; McGregor, S.C.; Zeh, A.D. Support for Protests in Latin America: Classifications and the Role of Online Networking. Soc. Sci. 2016, 5, 58.
Mourão RR, Saldaña M, McGregor SC, Zeh AD. Support for Protests in Latin America: Classifications and the Role of Online Networking. Social Sciences. 2016; 5(4):58.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mourão, Rachel R.; Saldaña, Magdalena; McGregor, Shannon C.; Zeh, Adrian D. 2016. "Support for Protests in Latin America: Classifications and the Role of Online Networking." Soc. Sci. 5, no. 4: 58.
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