It looks to me as though Roslin is asking ships of the fleet to take sides. They can either stay under the protection of Galactica and her guns and Vipers, etc. or they can jump away with her to Kobol in the hopes of fulfilling some prophecy in an attempt to find Earth. Now I agree that hope is the only thing these people have to cling to and faith and religion provide people with hope, so hey why not follow Roslin. She might be the best hope of finding some shelter from the Cylons where the people can pick up the pieces of what is left of their civilization. But then again Adama claimed, though falsely, that he knew where Earth was in order to give people hope. Unless Roslin comes out and claims that Adama admitted to her that he lied, then why shouldn’t people continue to believe him, even though I suspect that a number people probably do doubt the credibility of his claim. Anyway, if I were on one of those civilian ships, I’d vote to stay with Galactica where I was at least assured a better level of protection than just going it alone and hoping that Roslin knew what she was doing.