FFJ plans protest survey at “We are fed up!” demonstration 2024

On Saturday, January 20, 2024, we will conduct a survey of the “We’re fed up!” demonstration in Berlin with a team of interviewers. The survey will examine the demands of the protest movement, the political attitudes and the production and eating practices of the protest participants. We focus on inequalities in the current food and agricultural system, but also on social innovations aiming to achieve food justice.

For this year’s survey of the demonstration, we will use a random selection principle that has long been applied in protest research and has been used for analysis of various demonstrations by the Institute for Protest and Movement Research (IPB), with which we are also cooperating on this survey. In addition to the walking demonstration, we are also interviewing the tractor drivers on Friday evening, January 19, so that we can find out more about the situation on the farms.

The data will be analyzed by us and published as a data set at the end of the research project in 2025. It will then be available for download together with the questionnaire and a codebook. We will publish the link on our website at the end of the project. This will make it possible to compare the demonstration with other protests. We will publish a brief analysis of the survey in early summer of this year.

The “Meine Landwirtschaft” [translation: My Agriculture] alliance and the protest campaign “We are fed up!” have been accompanied and analyzed by Food for Justice for years and are a central case study of the research group. We already conducted a survey of the demonstration in 2020.

Click here for the results of the first survey. In addition to the quantitative survey, we have also conducted numerous interviews with activists from the alliance in recent years and evaluated documents, visual materials and digital protest formats. This has enabled us, for example, to trace the history of “We’re fed up!” and the transformation that the demands of this protest alliance have gone through. Further information can be found under case studies and publications.