Reports & Trends

Erica Chenoweth, Tommy Leung, Nathan Perkins, Jeremy Pressman, and Jay Ulfelder, “The Trump Years Launched the Biggest Protest Movement in U.S. History. It’s Not Over," Washington Post, February 8, 2021.

Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman, "This summer's Black Lives Matter protesters were overwhelmingly peaceful, our research finds," Washington Post, October 16, 2020.

Lara Putnam, Jeremy Pressman, and Erica Chenoweth, "Black Lives Matter beyond America’s big cities," Washington Post, July 8, 2020.

Lara Putnam, Erica Chenoweth, and Jeremy Pressman, "The Floyd protests are the broadest in U.S. history — and are spreading to white, small-town America," Washington Post, June 6, 2020.

Erica Chenoweth, Lara Putnam, Tommy Leung, Jeremy Pressman, and Nathan Perkins, "Media coverage has blown anti-lockdown protests out of proportion," Vox, May 10, 2020.

Erica Chenoweth, Tommy Leung, Nathan Perkins, and Jeremy Pressman, "The anti-Trump ‘Lights for Liberty’ events might be the most significant protests you’ve never heard of," Washington Post, July 31, 2019.

Erica Chenoweth, Tommy Leung, Nathan Perkins, and Jeremy Pressman, "Turnout at last weekend’s impeachment marches was modest. Why?" Washington Post, June 24, 2019.

Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman, "The 2019 Women’s March was bigger than you think," Washington Post, February 1, 2019.

Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman, "3 ways to look at August’s protests — and 2 charts showing all protests since January 2018," Washington Post, November 12, 2018.

Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman, "In July, the Trump-era wave of protests started taking a back seat to campaign rallies," Washington Post, October 19, 2018.

Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman, "Millions of protesters turned out in June — more than in any month since Trump’s inauguration," Washington Post, August 31, 2018.

Kanisha Bond, Erica Chenoweth, and Jeremy Pressman, "Tens of thousands of people protested in April and May — on topics like gun violence, labor rights and science," Washington Post, August 1, 2018.

Jenna Arnold, Kanisha Bond, Erica Chenoweth, and Jeremy Pressman, "These are the four largest protests since Trump was inaugurated," Washington Post, May 31, 2018.

Kanisha Bond, Erica Chenoweth, and Jeremy Pressman, "Did you attend the March for Our Lives? Here’s what it looked like nationwide," Washington Post, April 13, 2018.

Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman, "New count of U.S. protests shows more than 300 separate rallies against gun violence in Feb," Washington Post, March 30, 2018.

Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman, "The Women's March could change politics like the Tea Party did," Guardian, January 31, 2018.

Basic Data on US Protests, 2017 (PDF)

Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman, "The Republican tax bill spurred more than 120 public protests in November," Washington Post, December 29, 2017.

Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman, "Trump’s attacks on #TakeaKnee and DACA spurred hundreds of protests in October," Washington Post, December 1, 2017.

Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman, "Sometimes a handful of protesters can spark an enormous discussion. That certainly happened in September," Washington Post, November 1, 2017.

Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman, "Last month, 83% of U.S. protests were against Trump," Washington Post, September 28, 2017.