The March For Our Lives gathering is taking place this weekend and given the increased pressure put on our leaders from the fall-out from the Parkland shooting, an ed-tech platform used by over 1M teachers from Harlem to Hollywood wanted to help give students a voice on both sides of the issue.
Newsela, a company that levels important news stories into five different reading levels for kids to understand, has just conducted a poll of over 25K 9-12th grade students here in the US about our gun laws.
A few interesting stats from the survey:
- 45% said they “strongly agree” that gun laws should be stricter.
- 36% said they “strongly disagree” and an additional 19% who said they “disagree” that teachers should be allowed to carry guns
- 40% said they “strongly agree” that the minimum age to buy assault weapons should be raised to 21 years old.
- Nearly split, 32% of students said they were “likely” to attend a protest or write a letter to a congressperson to voice their opinion on gun regulations vs. 31% who said they were “unlikely” to do so.
- 25,538 students, grades 9-12
- 3,513 schools with participating students
- Participation in all 50 states + Washington DC
The full results and infographic can be found here