Nonviolent protests were twice as effective as violent protests, and once 3.5 percent of the population participates, societies almost always change, finds new study
Erica Chenoweth's work on nonviolent protest movements (2X as successful in changing regimes as violent ones) is the most interesting finding on violence I've seen since Better Angels came out in '11. via
Now is the time to take peaceful, non-violent civil disobedience seriously. "Nonviolent protests are twice as likely to succeed as armed conflicts – and those engaging a threshold of 3.5% of the population have never failed to bring about change"
"Nonviolent campaigns are twice as likely to achieve their goals as violent campaigns. And... it takes [only!] around 3.5% of the population actively participating in the protests to ensure serious political change"
This is so fascinating. Nonviolent campaigns are *twice* as likely to achieve their goals as violent campaigns. So don't 'punch a Nazi'. Raise your voice. Build a movement. Organize!
Wow this is a pretty epic stat. "it takes around 3.5% of the population actively participating in the protests to ensure serious political change." That feels totally doable!
It takes around 3.5% of the population actively participating in the protests to ensure serious political change, explains
It takes 3.5% of the population to change things
"It takes around 3.5% of the population actively participating in the protests to ensure serious political change."
A great profile of ⁦⁩ and ⁦’s work. The '3.5% rule': How a small minority can change the world
Overall, nonviolent campaigns are twice as likely to succeed as violent campaigns: they have led to political change 53% of the time, compared to only 26% for violent protests
BBC - Future - The '3.5% rule': How a small minority can change the world
The protests pretty much perfectly fit the “3.5% rule” of civil disobedience, which suggests that once a certain threshold of the population becomes involved in a movement, success is highly likely
"The 3.5% Rule: How a Small Minority Can Change the World: Nonviolent protests are twice as likely to succeed as armed conflicts - and those engaging a #threshold of 3.5 % of the population have never failed to bring about change"
It seems non-violent forms of protest are the most effective... Paging #Antifa thugs who have confused themselves for revolutionaries. BBC - Future - The '3.5% rule': How a small minority can change the world
In politics, nonviolent campaigns are twice as likely to succeed as violent campaigns. Radical change is a marathon, not a sprint. In the long run, civility wins.
BBC - Future - The '3.5% rule': How a small minority can change the world
3.5% is all it takes to turn the tide. What are you doing to make change?
"Overall, nonviolent campaigns were twice as likely to succeed as violent campaigns: they led to political change 53% of the time compared to 26% for the violent protests."
The '3.5% rule': How a small minority can change the world
The '3.5% rule': How a small minority can change the world via
Explainer on the background to the proposition that 3.5% of the population of a given country engaged in active non-violent civil disobedience is a threshold that historically correlates with achieving effective change #socialaction