January 4, 2022

50% of U.S. Voters Say Capitol Riot Was a ‘Threat to Democracy’

As the U.S. approaches the one-year anniversary of the January 6 Capitol Riot, half of Americans say the incident was a threat to democracy, with most Democrats believing it was a conspiracy involving Republican officials.

In a new Rasmussen Reports survey, 50% of respondents think the riot “represented a threat to American democracy,” while 41% said it was not.

Data shows the majority of voters think participants should face charges. Rasmussen found that 63% of respondents believe it’s somewhat important to very important that participants are prosecuted.

When asked if they believed the events of January 6 were a conspiracy involving GOP officials, including former President Donald Trump, 43% said no, while 35% said yes.

According to the pollster’s analysis:

Beliefs about the fairness of the 2020 election clearly correlate with attitudes toward the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Among voters who think Biden won the election fairly, 84% believe the Capitol riot was a threat to American democracy. By contrast, among voters who don’t believe Biden was fairly elected, 82% don’t think the Jan. 6 riot represented a threat to democracy.

Similarly, among voters who don’t think Biden won the election fairly, only 22% believe it is important that the Capitol rioters be prosecuted, but among voters who think Biden was fairly elected, 93% believe it is important to prosecute those arrested for the Jan. 6 riot.


50% of Voters Say Capitol Riot Was ‘Threat to Democracy’


5 comments on 50% of U.S. Voters Say Capitol Riot Was a ‘Threat to Democracy’

  1. Doc says:

    I don’t believe any polls on this matter. When people riot to show mistrust of their government it’s an insurrection. But protest a war or burn a cities no big deal.

  2. Rosie46 says:

    How about the FBI operatives involved in Jan 6. And the evidence of communist Joe being a fraud is overwhelming to those who open their eyes. Then his CCP payoffs and now total disaster as the criminal he is?

  3. Jim says:

    Jan 6 was nothing compared to the threat of BLM, Antifa, CRT, and Democrat communist voter fraud.

  4. tunamister says:

    nancy peelousy & Demon- RATZ congress
    bidens admin is being run by , PAST DEMON-RATZ FROM the 0bozo administration..!!

  5. swb says:

    When it is honestly looked into, history will declare the speaker of the house and associates made a bad situation worse due to their absolute hatred of Donald J. Trump. He must really frighten them. Hang your hat on those observations.

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