Most Americans worried about escalating political violence: poll
A rising variety of Individuals imagine political violence within the US is more and more extra probably, in accordance with a brand new survey.
The Aug. 2022 CBS News/YouGov ballot finds that 64% of respondents imagine the prospect of political violence will enhance, up from 57% in Dec. 2021.
Eighty p.c of the survey’s members indicated that they imagine the US is extra divided now than throughout their dad and mom’ technology — and simply as many say tone and civility have deteriorated.
Requested about their ideas on the long run, greater than half responded that for the following technology the US will likely be much less of a democracy than in the present day.
Solely 19% mentioned the nation will likely be extra of a democracy.
The ballot, for which 2,085 adults have been interviewed between Aug. 29-31, revealed a stark distinction between Democrats and Republicans’ perceptions of rights in America.
In accordance with 56% of Republicans, too many individuals are asking for rights they don’t deserve.
In the meantime, 69% of Democrats mentioned that folks should not have rights they do deserve.
A whopping 65% of members mentioned they don’t really feel revered as individuals by American tradition and society.
The survey additionally make clear how partisans view each other, with 49% of Republicans and 47% of Democrats saying that they consider the opposite facet as their enemy.
Whereas the ballot outcomes paint a bleak image of a nation deeply divided, there are a couple of silver linings, together with a normal opposition to violence: 86% say violence is at all times unacceptable.
Simply over 40% of these polled agreed that US politics could be higher if there have been extra ladies in elected workplace, extra younger individuals and extra minorities.
Regardless of the growling animosity and mistrust between Democrats and Republicans, the ballot reveals that almost all don’t need to see the US cut up into “pink” and “blue” nations.
Solely 7% replied that they strongly favor the creation of two separate nations, whereas 57% mentioned they strongly oppose this concept, and 19% considerably oppose.
Of the greater than 2,000 members, solely 19% recognized themselves as being a part of former president Donald Trump’s “MAGA motion” — whereas 27% mentioned they weren’t positive what that’s.