Donald Trump tried to take over the American Democratic process…
The reverberations from that effort has a LOT of Americans worried….
Connected to this is a worry that President Joe Biden seems to NOT be a strong leader?
A study released Wednesday found that about half of all Americans expect a civil war to occur “in the next few years.”
Researchers from the University of California-Davis Violence Prevention Research Program and the California Violence Research Center reported that 50.1 percent of survey respondents said they at least somewhat agree that a civil war will happen soon, while 47.8 percent disagreed.
About 14 percent said they “strongly” or “very strongly” agree that a civil war is imminent, while 36 percent said they somewhat agree.
The results come as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection is set to potentially wrap up its public hearings on Thursday. The committee will release its report on what led to the Capitol attack, including possibly recommending any charges against individuals involved, later this year.
The researchers said the study’s results may also signal reasons for concern about the future of American democracy.
Two-thirds of respondents said there is a “serious threat” to the country’s democracy, and almost 90 percent said it is “very” or “extremely” important for the United States to remain a democracy.
But more than 40 percent said having a “strong leader” for the country is more important than having a democracy. Almost one in five said they agreed “strongly” or “very strongly” with that statement.
Almost 20 percent said they agree strongly or very strongly that violence might be justified to protect democracy if elected leaders will not, while more than 15 percent said they agree strongly or very strongly with using violence to save “our American way of life,” which is “disappearing.”….