More People Out Protesting Under Trump

In a way, here is one good thing to come out of the Trump presidency–an increase in people coming out to protest. From Vox:

We don’t know yet whether President Donald Trump will drive more people to the polls in 2018, but it’s clear he’s driving them to protests. According to a new poll conducted by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation and released Friday, one in five Americans have protested in the streets or participated in a political rally since the start of 2016; and of those, 19 percent had never done so before.

The poll was conducted during the first two months of 2018 — before the March for Our Lives protest that advocated for gun control in March. It found that more rallygoers are Democrats and independents — 40 percent and 36 percent, respectively — than Republicans, who make up 20 percent of attendees. Rallygoers report attending events to express their views on a wide range of issues, including but not limited to Trump. Of those who went to an event over the past two years, 19 percent did so in support of Trump, compared to 32 percent who protested against him.

So when is the anti-war protest rally?

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