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Poll Hub: The Parkland Tragedy, One Month Later


Poll Hub: The Parkland Tragedy, One Month Later

Americans’ views on the National School Walkout & the impact of students on gun reform

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Tomorrow marks one month since the horrific school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. To remember those lost and to protest gun violence, students across the country are expected to walk out of their classrooms for 17 minutes.

In this episode of Poll Hub, the team uses the latest Marist Poll data to contextualize the scheduled protest. Do Americans think students who participate in the walkout should be punished by their schools? Do residents believe the Parkland students who are speaking out against gun violence will have an impact on the debate over guns, and are Americans more likely to support companies that dissociate themselves from the National Rifle Association?

Plus, the Poll Hub crew dives into why Americans may be likely to support the student walkout. Is it more about guns or their right to protest? Is the United States experiencing a paradigm shift much like it did 50 years ago? Poll Hub takes on those questions as well as looks at whether or not Americans would want their child to become President of the United States.

About Poll Hub

Poll Hub goes behind the science to explain how polling works, what polls really show, and what the numbers really mean. Poll Hub is produced by The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, home of America’s leading independent college public opinion poll, The Marist Poll. Lee Miringoff (Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion), Barbara Carvalho (Director of The Marist Poll) and Jay DeDapper (Director of Innovation at The Marist Poll) dig deep to give you a look at the inner workings of polls and what they tell us about our world, our country, and ourselves.

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