Tens of millions of Americans have joined protests and rallies in the past two years, often due to admiration or outrage toward President Donald Trump, a new poll reveals.
According to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll published on Friday, One in five Americans have protested in the streets or participated in political rallies since the beginning of 2016.
Nineteen percent of participants said they had never before joined a march or a political gathering.
Thirty percent approve of the president, and 70 percent disapprove, the poll showed. And many said they plan to be more involved politically this year, with about one-third saying they intend to volunteer or work for a 2018 congressional campaign.
The poll also emphasized that public activism has changed in the 50 years since large street protests and rallies last dominated the political landscape. Back in the Vietnam War era, college students were the face of protests….