According to a recent poll, over a forth of Americans think they’ll have to use weapons against the government.
A University of Chicago Institute of Politics poll revealed that 28 percent of American voters, including 37 percent that own guns, felt it was “possible” that individuals would be forced to take up arms for protection against the government “at some point soon.”
According to a recent poll, 45% of strong Republicans said they might have to take up arms against the federal government. However, 21 percent of strong Dems and 35 percent of independent voters felt that they may need to arm themselves against the government.
According to the poll of 1,000 U.S. voters, a large part of Americans – including 73 percent of self-described strong Republicans and 68 percent of rural voters – believe that the government is “rigged and corrupt against everyday people like us.”
Among strong Republicans, there was 69 percent who said they felt like a stranger in their own country, while among strong Democrats, 38 percent felt that way.
Only 33% of Republicans feel “entirely” that elections are handled fairly and accurately, compared to the 51 percent of independents and 78 percent of Democrats.
Republicans and Dems agree on one thing: they despise each other.
According to the poll, 73 percent of Republicans think that “Democrats are mostly bullies who seek to force their political views on people who disagree.” Democrats see Republicans as bullies that want to push their political views on others at a near-matching rate (74%).
According to the poll, there was 49 percent of respondents who “refused to engage in political conversations with others because of being unsure of where they stand.” According to the poll, politics is the reason a forth of Americans have lost their friends or avoid them and their family members because of their beliefs. There were 38% that “stopped following or unfriended someone on social media due to their political beliefs.” Because of their political view, 26% of individuals have discontinued doing business with a firm or brand.
“While we’ve documented the country’s partisan division for years, these poll findings are possibly the most stark proof of the strong divisions in partisan viewpoints flowing through the nation,” says GOP pollster Neil Newhouse, who was involved in conducting the poll.
A poll, last month, found that 44 percent of Americans think that the “U.S. is on the verge of a civil war in the close future,” including 53 percent of Republicans and 39 percent of Democrats.