A majority (51 percent) of liberals have publicly expressed their support for a political campaign or cause on Facebook, compared to about one-third (34 percent) of conservatives. Liberals are more than twice as likely as conservatives to have attended a political rally, campaign event, or town hall meeting (29 percent vs. 12 percent, respectively). More than one-third of liberals say that they have contacted an elected official (36 percent) while only 23 percent of conservatives say they have done this. One in three (33 percent) liberals have donated money to a political campaign or cause in the last 12 months an action taken by fewer than one in five (19 percent) of conservatives. Liberals are also far more likely than conservatives to have displayed a poster, bumper sticker, or pin supporting a candidate or cause (31 percent vs. 24 percent).
These results are consistent with research that has shown that protests are being dominated by left-leaning groups and individuals. According to analysis by researchers at The Washington Post, 83 percent of protests in August 2017 in the U.S. have been in opposition to Trump or his administration.