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The 2019 Women's March Was Bigger Than You Think

| Feb. 01, 2019

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After two years of counting political crowds in the United States, we find that public demonstrations remain a powerful medium for people who wish to be involved politically.  A significant proportion of the country's population continues to reject President Trump's agenda — and to put feet to pavement to make that point visible.

This year, news media coverage of the Women's March focused on two things: First, the controversy over the march's leadership; and second, that it was much smaller than 2017 or 2018.  But Jan. 19, 2019 — the second anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president — was still a considerably large day of protest. We estimate that 665,324 to 735,978 people participated in 319 U.S. locations, ranking it number seven of the 10 largest days of protest since Trump took office. As in previous years, dozens of sister marches took place internationally, as well....

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For Academic Citation: Chenoweth, Erica and Jeremy Pressman.“The 2019 Women's March Was Bigger Than You Think.” The Washington Post, February 1, 2019.

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Erica Chenoweth