Most Americans now believe that democracy in the United States is in danger of disappearing, according to: a disturbing new poll.
Only 26% of those polled said that they believed that American democracy would be secured for future generations, while 51% agreed with the statement: “US democracy is in danger of extinction.” According to data from Schoen Cooperman Research, another 23% said they were unsure.
The fear of extinction has fallen steadily along the guerrilla lines, and 49 percent of the Democrats and 49 percent. the republicans agreed that the republic was in danger. 54% of the independent members joined them.
Polls have shown widespread pessimism and distrust until 2021. Only 54% of Americans say they believe Joe Biden was the rightful winner of the presidential election. The figure was 64% when the same interviewers asked the question in April.
The December poll also found that 47% of Americans believed that “there were real instances of fraud in the 2020 elections that changed the results.”
The results were even clearer for those aged 18-29, with only 21% agreeing that democracy in the US is secure.
“We found Americans are losing faith in their democracy, possibly worse than ever before. They lose faith in elections, institutions, and the ability to survive democracy. Everything is negative, ”said interviewer Carly Cooperman.
December’s poll included 800 likely voters in 2022 – and both parties swiftly blamed the other side for the loss of faith.
“With democratic attempts to radically change electoral laws, wrap up the Supreme Court, and unilaterally introduce the largest federal government expansion in 50 years, it’s no surprise that people don’t believe in Democracy or our institutions. This is exactly how Venezuela became a socialist country, and exactly what the United States is getting closer to under one Democratic party, “said Republican Staten Island representative Nicole Malliotakis.
Democrats said former President Trump was to blame, who claimed without evidence 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 opinion, democracy in America does not pose much of a threat to Donald Trump, “said rep Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx), adding that he, too, was” pessimistic “on the matter.
Overall, 85% of respondents expressed concern about the rise in political extremism in the United States. While another 80% said they would prefer politicians to cooperate rather than “stay true to their ideological beliefs”. About two-thirds of voters said the country had become “more divided”.
“The lack of recognition by Americans of greatness, yes, the greatness of America and American democracy is a basic condition here,” said Grand Chess Champion Gary Kasparov, who is now an advocate of democracy. “This is not only MAGA but also the far left saying that the system is not working, that it has always been broken and that it is beyond repair. Instead of trying to fix it, to improve it, which has always been the strength of the American system, they act like it’s not worth saving. “