Just Stop Oil November 2022 Polling - Radical Flank Effect

Published: 23 February 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/rwvskwtfts.1
James Ozden,


Our hypothesis: The presence of a radical (versus moderate) flank will lead to a) more identification with and b) greater support for the moderate group. In this instance, the radical group being studied is Just Stop Oil and the moderate group will be Friends of the Earth. We conducted a nationally representative survey, through YouGov, before and after a large direct action campaign by Just Stop Oil. The specific campaign by Just Stop Oil involved a week of blockading the M25 motorway that surrounds London. The campaign ran from Monday 7th November to Friday 11th November. Our survey was conducted longitudinally, such that the same participants were contacted before and after the campaign. Our first survey on Friday 4th November had 1741 respondents, whilst our second, starting on Monday 14th and concluding on Monday 21st, had 1415 respondents. This equates to an overall retention rate of 81.3%. See more in our registration document attached below



Social Movement, Protest Movement