Poll: Americans More Concerned About Violence Over The Summer Than Capitol Riot


A new poll found that Americans are more concerned about the violence over the summer than they are about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Out of 1778 respondents, 55% said that they were more concerned with the “violence in American cities,” and 45% said that they were more concerned with the “incident at the U. S. Capitol on January 6,” a new Harvard/Harris poll found. The majority of respondents – 54% – called the Capitol riot an “armed insurrection” instead of “a protest that then turned violent.”

People also were more confident that the Capitol rioters would be punished compared to the rioters over the summer.

Of those polled, 65% percent said that they believed “the perpetrators of violence at the U. S. Capitol will be found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” compared to 48% wh… (Read more)

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