One year after the storming of the Capitol, six out of 10 Americans believe the country’s democracy is in danger of collapse, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Seventy-six percent of those surveyed in the poll by Quinnipiac University said they think political instability in the United States is a bigger danger than foreign threats. A majority of those polled — 58 percent — said they think the nation’s democracy is in danger of collapse. Thirty-seven percent disagreed. Fifty-three percent, meanwhile, said they expect political divisions in the country to worsen over their lifetime. The data comes in the midst of a Biden administration that rose to power on promises of political compromise and healing.