Emily Swanson | August 13, 2009
Have town hall meeting protests against the proposed bills made you...
34% More sympathetic to the protesters' views
21% Less sympathetic
36% No difference
Are the following actions at townhall-style forums on health care an example of democracy in action, or of abuse of democracy?
Angry attacks against a bill: 51% Democracy, 41% Abuse
Booing members of Congress: 44% Democracy, 47% Abuse
Shouting down supporters of a bill: 33% Democracy, 59& Abuse