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MTV Together with NAACP to Send 17 Buses of Young People from Communities Impacted by Gun Violence Around the Country to the March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. on March 24th
MTV's New National Study "Teens React: Gun Violence and Youth Activism" Finds Nearly 6 in 10 Young People Plot Escape Plans in Public Places Due to Recent Shootings
"Once again young people are at the forefront of driving change," said
MTV INSIGHTS KEY FINDINGS - "Teens React: Gun Violence and Youth Activism"
Gen Z teens have been affected by gun violence and are feeling unsafe and anxious
- More than 1 in 4 (26%) know someone who has been directly affected by gun violence at school
6 in 10 (59%) feel scared about violence at school
- 63% teens of color vs 55% white teens
Nearly 6 in 10 (57%) say "I sometimes plot out escape plans
when I'm in public places, because of shootings and events like
Increased 50% from 2013, asked in a survey conducted post-
Sandy Hook(57% in 2018 vs 38% in 2013)
- Increased 50% from 2013, asked in a survey conducted post-
- 4 in 10 (40%) feel they need a bulletproof backpack in school
The majority of Gen Z teens are angry the government isn't doing enough
Almost 7 in 10 (69%) are "angry the government hasn't done
enough to prevent gun violence"
- 75% teens of color vs 65% white teens
- Nearly 7 in 10 (67%) are "tired of America being run by older politicians who don't care about young people"
Teens aren't sitting idly; they're planning to take action
- About 3 in 4 (74%) of teens say they're "tired of adults underestimating the political power of people my age"
- 2 in 3 (66%) agree "my generation's activism around reducing gun violence will actually push gun laws to change"
- About 2 in 3 agree (64%) "it's my generation's responsibility to take action on gun control"
- 3 in 4 (75%) of teens agree "my generation is not going to wait until we are adults to make real political change"
For more, visit enough.mtv.com.
*On average, 19.4 young people aged 24 and under die by gun violence every day. Source - Everytown analysis: CDC Fatal Injury Reports (WISQARS), data for 2012-216
MTV's "Teens React: Gun Violence and Youth Activism" is a nationally
representative survey of 500 teens, aged 14-17 between
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