Fuel prices 'most likely protest'
Fuel prices and cuts to public services are the most likely source of protest in Britain, according to research.
More than half of Britons, 52%, said they were prepared to take action about fuel prices, followed by 47% who said they would protest about axing of public services in areas such as health and libraries.
The online survey of 2,003 people, carried out last month for Theos, the public theology think-tank, showed 35% said they were willing to take action over bankers' bonuses.
Nearly one in five, 19%, said they would take action over global poverty with 17% saying they were prepared to protest over climate change.
The research showed traditional forms of protest remained the most popular with 36% having signed a petition over the last year.
As many people - 15% - said they had started, followed or supported a campaign using social media such as Facebook or Twitter to influence policy in the last year as had contacted a politician.
Social media as a means of protest was most popular amongst 18 to 24-year-olds with nearly a quarter of this group saying they had used this as a form of protest over the last year compared with 8% of over 55s.
Only 2% said they had taken part in a public demonstration in the last year. But 29% said they would consider it.
The findings on fuel prices come as Chancellor George Osborne comes under pressure to cancel a 1p duty rise in April.
Mr Osborne last month repeated his pledge to examine that option and said the Government continued to look into the introduction of a stabiliser mechanism to iron out big price fluctuations.