By The Blaze. The media narrative is wrong again. Based on survey research from the March for Our Lives, the Washington Post says the crowd of anti-gun protesters was not mostly young people . . .
Despite the perception that teens are leading this push for gun control, the average adult in the March for Our Lives crowd was around 49 years old.
The research team uses a system of going through the crowd to sample every fifth person at certain increments with the event area. For the March for Our Lives, the researchers collected information from 256 randomly selected people.
“It was 90 percent [older people] and you never saw that represented on TV. You’ve only seen the young people,” Glenn said. “How do you shoot around an audience that is 90 percent middle-aged?”
(Read more from “Fact Check: Here’s Who Really Marched to Outlaw Guns” HERE)
Report: Only 10 Percent of D.C. March for Our Lives Protesters Were Under 18
By Washington Free Beacon. Only about a tenth of participants in the March for Our Lives rally in Washington D.C. over the weekend were actually minors, according to a sociology professor’s analysis.
University of Maryland professor Dana R. Fisher has been surveying rallies and protests in the nation’s capital since Donald Trump’s inauguration in preparation for an upcoming book on the “Resistance” to the president. In a Washington Post analysis published Wednesday, she detailed how she randomly sampled 256 attendees of the gun-control rally . . .
Fisher found that the march did manage to draw in a higher-than-average percentage of first-time protesters, about 27 percent. But of those first-timers, only 12 percent said they were motivated by the issue of gun control, with over half saying they were motivated by Trump or “peace” in general. (Read more from “Report: Only 10 Percent of D.C. March for Our Lives Protesters Were Under 18” HERE)