Shocking Number of Americans Say Violence Needed to Get Country Back on Track

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A recent poll conducted by NPR, PBS NewsHour, and Marist revealed that slightly over 20 percent of Americans believe that resorting to violence might be necessary in order to achieve political goals in 2024.

A significant number of Democrats and independents, along with a notable 28 percent of Republicans, believe that resorting to violence can be a viable political strategy.

According to recent findings by reputable sources such as the Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, it has been suggested that the presence of political violence or the mere possibility of it poses a significant threat to American democracy, particularly when it comes to the integrity of elections.

A significant majority of experts have expressed concerns about the potential for future disruptions in elections.

Republicans, including those who support Trump, express limited trust in the integrity of American elections.

A recent Marist poll revealed that a mere 38 percent of Republicans acknowledged President Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.

A majority of Republican respondents expressed similar views, while over 40 percent of all respondents concurred.

Upon analyzing the Marist poll, one can discern a sense of unity among a majority of Americans.

It is worth noting that over half of the respondents expressed their belief that violence is not a justifiable means to safeguard the nation.

Additionally, a significant number of participants reported having friends with differing political views, acknowledging President Biden’s victory in the 2020 election, and advocating for the separation of religion and government policy.

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