What's going on?
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:
"Contrary to what’s been reported in many media accounts, the D.C. March for Our Lives crowd was not primarily made up of teenagers. Only about 10 percent of the participants were under 18."
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.
How did the researchers collect their data?
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?"
"Extreme desire to message something in a specific way," Stu returned.
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