Majority of Americans fear 'collapse' of democracy

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Photo: MANDEL NGAN / AFP The popularity of President Joe Biden has gone down in recent months.

The majority of Americans consider that political instability is the greatest threat to the United States, where democracy could “collapse”, according to a poll released this Wednesday that confirms the division of the country a year after the attack on Capitol Hill.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey, 76% of respondents believe that political instability is the most serious threat for the country; vs. 19% citing foreign countries hostile to United States.

The most concerned are Democratic activists or sympathizers (83%, against 66% of Republicans) and those between the ages of 18 and 34 (80%) .

Collapse of democracy

In addition, 58% of those consulted fear a “collapse” of democracy, compared to 37% who consider it strong enough to overcome the divisions of society American.

Joe Biden, Democratic president, who promised on January 20, 2021 to “reconcile” the country after the mandate of his predecessor, Republican Donald Trump, seems to have failed in his bet.

Given that 53% of Americans believe that these divisions will worsen in the future, against only 15% who predict an improvement.

«The fear of an internal enemy rno more than a foreign threat underscores Americans’ bitter realization of a democracy in jeopardy and deepening political divisions,” said Tim Malloy of Quinnipiac University.

Survey of Americans

The survey was conducted with a sample of 1,313 American adults.

These were consulted from January 7 to 10 ( with a margin of error of 2.7 percentage points), confirms other studies.

Two-thirds of Americans estimated in early January that the attack by supporters of Donald Trump on the headquarters of Congress on January 6, 2021 was “the sign of growing political violence”.

He also points out that American democracy is still “under threat” a year later, according to a CBS News poll.

However, 44% of those surveyed p or Quinnipiac plays down the importance of the storming of the Capitol.

And believes that “we have to move on to something else” . They were 38% in August 2021.

Biden’s popularity drop

This poll also shows a sharp drop in the popularity of Joe Biden among public opinion.

Receives only 33% of favorable opinions, compared to 36% in November.

A majority of voters disapprove of his policy in the fight against covid-19, the economy or foreign policy.

For 49% of those surveyed, their government’s policy divides the country, against 42% who think it unites it.

Congressmen also receive unfavorable opinions: 62% for Republicans and 59% for Democrats.

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