Two-thirds of Americans said that the country was moving in the wrong direction, according to Tehran, a news agency from Fars on January 18.
This month, riots broke out in the U.S. Capitol, and there were fears of violence at the inauguration of President-designate Biden.
Against this backdrop, the proportion of Americans who think the United States is moving in the wrong direction has soared by more than 10%.
A survey published Sunday, co-organized by Suffolk University and USA Today, found that two-thirds of Americans believe that the United States is on the wrong path.
This proportion is more than 10 percentage points higher than the survey results last December.
More than half (52%) of the respondents said that President Trump should step down after the violence that took over the Capitol on January 6.
More than 40% of the respondents said that Congress needed to take action to uphold American democracy.
Polls show that less than one-third of Americans still believe Trump’s claim that the presidential election has been manipulated, and 64% of the respondents believe Biden is the legitimate winner.
Americans seem to object to the violence in the Capitol, but some interviewees also support the rioters.
About 70% of the respondents thought that those who stormed the building during the joint session of Congress were “criminals”, and 24% believed that the rioters “did too much, but they also made some sense”.
56% of respondents predict more violence at Biden’s inauguration this week.