Most Americans believe US democracy ‘at risk of extinction’: poll

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A majority of Americans now believe democracy within the United State is in peril of disappearing, in line with a troubling new poll.

Just 26% of these surveyed stated they felt US democracy can be secured for future generations, whereas 51% agreed with the assertion, “U.S. democracy is at risk of extinction.” An further 23% stated they had been not sure, in line with information from Schoen Cooperman Research.

The worry of extinction fell evenly alongside partisan traces with 49% of Democrats and 49% of Republicans agreeing the republic was in peril. They had been joined by 54% of independents.

The polling confirmed widespread pessimism and mistrust had elevated by 2021. Just 54% of Americans stated they believed Joe Biden was the respectable winner of the presidential election. That determine was 64% when the identical pollsters requested the query in April.

The December poll additionally confirmed that 47% of American believed “there were real cases of fraud in the 2020 election that changed the results.”

The poll found that 47% of American believe fraud changed the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
The poll discovered that 47% of American believe fraud modified the end result of the 2020 presidential election.
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The outcomes had been much more pronounced for these ages 18-29, with simply 21% agreeing that US democracy was protected.

“We found that Americans are losing faith in their democracy, arguably worse than ever before. They’re losing faith in elections, institutions, and the ability of democracy to survive. Everything is negative,” stated pollster Carly Cooperman.

The December survey was comprised of 800 probably 2022 midterm election voters — and each events had been fast in charge the opposite facet for the loss of religion.

The poll found that 67% of participants believe that the country is now more divided.
The poll discovered that 67% of contributors believe that the nation is now extra divided.
Schoen Cooperman Research

“With Democrat attempts to radically change election laws, pack the Supreme Court, and unilaterally enact the largest expansion of federal government in 50 years, it’s no surprise that people have no faith in Democracy or our institutions. It’s exactly how Venezuela became a socialist country, and exactly what the U.S. is inching closer to under one party Democrat rule,” Republican Staten Island Rep. Nicole Malliotakis stated.

Democrats claimed former President Trump was in charge, for insisting with out proof that the 2020 presidential election was stolen by fraud.

“We live in an age of distrust and disinformation. Trust and truth are as elusive as ever. In my view, democracy in America has no greater threat the Donald Trump,” Rep Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx) stated, including that he too was “pessimistic” about on the difficulty.

Only 54% of Americans said they believed Joe Biden legitimately won the presidential election.
Only 54% of Americans stated they believed President Biden legitimately gained the election.
EPA

A complete of 85% of respondents stated they had been involved concerning the rise of political extremism within the United States. While one other 80% stated they would like to see politicians work collectively quite than “remain true to their ideological beliefs.” Roughly 2/3 of voters stated the nation had change into “more divided.”

“Americans’ lack of appreciation for the greatness, yes greatness, of America and American democracy is the underlying condition here,” stated chess grand grasp Gary Kasparov, who’s now a pro-democracy advocate. “It’s not just MAGA, but the far left as well, saying that the system doesn’t work, that it’s always been broken and that it’s irreparable. Instead of trying to fix it, to improve it, which has always been the strength the US system, they act as though it’s not worth saving.”

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