Here's what Reddit thinks about Syrian groups on the ground
A poll on the social site shows support for Syria's warring groups is not so clear cut. (AFP/File)
This month, Reddit’s Syrian Civil War page asked users to weigh in on big questions.
In an August poll, admins asked users about everything spanning whether they think rebels would overtake Aleppo in six months, to the level of education they were coming from themselves.
It should be said that there’s an annoying tendency for Reddit to sometimes bite off more than it can chew. A normal visit to the Syrian war page renders a wide array of observers speculating about what might happen next in the conflict — sometimes with the chops to back it up, sometimes without.
Media organizations have been quick to point that out, but it’s still worth acknowledging the fact that these are the opinions of more than 1,000 onlookers of the conflict.
Some 1,600 people addressed various points of the poll — and it yielded some pretty interesting results.
Over the next few days, we'll look into various data points of the poll and what they mean about the conflict.
To start; these findings show an interesting scattering of support for Syria's warring groups. It's no secret now that this is a multi-pronged conflict with many, many faces. And the Redditer responses to the poll are just as varied. Did you think, for instance, that international onlookers didn’t still support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad? Think again.
Have a look below. Via Imgur.
Users weighed in on how they saw the conflict ending and what groups they supported. The findings showed most responders believed a political solution could be reached.
Then there was another question — since the war is still very much alive, which groups did users still stand behind?
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