Violence & Nonviolence: Banneker Center Survey #205
RESULTS
Economic Justice Survey

Results of December Survey
Violence & Nonviolence

Thank you for sending in your opinions. Here is what you said.



Have you ever witnessed an act of violence?

78% said definitely yes
11% said I think so
11% said I think not
0% said definitely no

In the last ten years, have you participated in an act of violence?

12% said definitely yes
0% said I think so
44% said I think not
44% said definitely no

In the last ten years, have you participated in an act of courageous nonviolence?

22% said definitely yes
11% said I think so
56% said I think not
11% said definitely no

When a government kills a "death row" convict, is that an act of violence?

78% said definitely yes
11% said I think so
11% said I think not
0% said definitely no

When a soldier kills an enemy soldier, is that an act of violence?

67% said definitely yes
11% said I think so
11% said I think not
11% said definitely no

What is the single biggest reason why people commit violent acts?

22% said poverty
11% said insanity
22% said stupidity
44% said they have a violent nature
1% said unsure

People who prefer nonviolent actions in all circumstances of conflict are called pacifists. What would you call someone who prefers violent actions in all circumstances of conflict?

The most popular answers were: dangerous, uncontrolled, sick, ignorant, Coward.


Is violence an infringement on the victim's human rights?

56% said definitely yes
22% said I think so
11% said I think not
11% said definitely no

Do you have a right never to be the victim of a violent act?

78% said definitely yes
0% said I think so
11% said I think not
11% said definitely no



Thank you again for participating. Now you can go on to the January survey, on the Role of Religion, or
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