Survey: Washington March Drew Many First-time Protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) — A survey of participants in the Women’s March on Washington finds that an unusually high share of the demonstrators were first-time protesters.

University of Maryland Professor Dana Fisher says the random survey of 527 participants in Saturday’s District of Columbia march also found that about 56 percent hadn’t demonstrated in the past five years, including the first-timers.

By contrast, Fisher says that 38 percent of demonstrators at the People’s Climate March in New York in 2014 hadn’t demonstrated in the past 5 years.

The survey also found that those who turned out to march in Washington had turned out to vote, too — and not for Trump.

Ninety percent of those surveyed reported they had voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton and 2 percent voted for a third party.

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