What can we learn from Women’s March 2018?

I spoke about some of the preliminary findings from the data we collected this past weekend on Morning Joe and the Takeaway this morning.   Here is a summary of some of the other findings:

Participants have gotten involved and stayed involved in the Resistance:  130 participants (79.3%) reported also participating in the Women’s March on 21 January 2017, 67 (40.6%) reported also participating in the March for Science on 22 April 2017, and 43 (26.4%) reported also participating in the People’s Climate March on 29 April 2017, 38 (23.3%) reported also participating in the Equality March on 11 June 2017, and 27 (16.7%) reported also participating in the March for Racial Justice in Washington, DC on 30 September 2017.

Almost everyone (99.5% of respondents) said that the outcome of the 2016 election was important to their decision to participate in the 2018 Women’s March.

The 2018 Women’s March drew in people beyond mainstream Democrats: 84.5% reported being Left leaning, 10.8% reported being moderate/middle of the road, and 4.1% reported being Right leaning in their political orientation (total of 15%),  vs only 7% total at the Women’s March in 2017. In contrast to the 2017 March where over 90% of the participants reported voting for Clinton, 85% of participants in the 2018 Women’s March did.

The 2018 Women’s March participants had very high levels of educational attainment. Three quarters had a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, 78% were women and 77% were white (which is very similar to the demographic breakdown of educated Americans).  Identical to the 2017 event, the average age of participants at the 2018 Women’s March was 43 years old.