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Jul 23, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read Read on X
Woke-ism is a minority support

Support for footballers "taking the knee"? 37%
Support for removal of statues linked to slavery? 27%
BLM protests shd have gone ahead during crisis? 21%
Support protestors damaging/removing statues? 13%

YouGov July 16
3 points in reply to discussion about results. 1/ my ref to 'woke' politics is reference to what we might otherwise call identity liberalism/'the great awokening' debate in US e.g. see Atlantic on 'woke capitalism', Pres Obama on 'woke stuff', etc. Not derogatory.
2/ What I'm pointing to here is level of 'positive, instrumental change' for what are radical actions (e.g. pulling down statues). I've stripped out don't knows/oppose/don't care etc. Why? Because I want to get sense of core 'active' support for actions that impact on majority
3/ If you follow me you know I typically report all responses. To suggest 'selective' misinterprets my pt about degree of active support. Given who critical tweeters are, criticism strikes me not as good faith but indirect pressure on findings that challenge their priors /ends
p.s. if you are interested in the full poll results you can find them here and wd add that recently I've enjoyed civil, constructive debates on these issues with ppl who probably hold very different view. This is great for debate and Twitter.

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