January 18th – What is the biggest threat facing the United States? According to the poll released by the U.S. media on the 17th, more than half of the respondents believe that the biggest threat comes from “domestic compatriots” and the political violence in the United States is expected to increase.
According to the American media, this highlights the tearing crisis of American society, “in many ways, the country has become fragmented”.
The U.S. Political News published a report entitled “Polit poll: The enemy we encounter is ourselves” on the 17th.
According to the article, CBS released a poll on the 17th to explore what Americans think is the biggest threat to the country’s society.
Surprisingly, more than half of the respondents said that the biggest threat came from “Americans themselves”.
According to poll data, a total of 54% of the respondents said that “other Americans and domestic enemies” currently pose the “greatest threat” to American society, while other threats are “economic power” (20%) and “natural world” (17%), which include extreme weather, natural disasters and deadly viruses.
The “foreign threat”, which has always been talked about by some politicians, received only 8% of the vote.
The poll was conducted a week after the riots in the U.S. Congress. According to the report, more than half of the respondents expected political violence in the United States to increase, and 70% of the respondents believed that American democracy was now “threatening”.
On the same day, Suffolk University and USA Today also released a poll. Two-thirds of the respondents thought the United States was “going the wrong way” and 70% thought that the intruder to Congress was a “criminal”.
However, nearly one-third of the respondents still believe in the “election rigged theory”, while 24% even told the investigators that “the demonstrators have gone too far, but they make sense”.
Poll data revealed the tearing of American society and the decline in confidence in democracy. In an editorial article, the Capitol Hill said bluntly, “Who can blame them for this?” The article said that in 2021, the polarization of political views on the U.S. election was more serious than in 2000 or 2016.
It remains to be seen whether the Biden administration will bring “civilization, honesty and respect for democratic norms back to the White House” in the future. In addition, it is also worth observing whether Americans will pay less attention to politicians.
People are not optimistic about the development of the political situation.
In a comment on the 17th, the National Interest said that in many ways, the United States faces an insurmountable division: medicine is destroyed, Americans’ ability to marry and start a family is destroyed, and higher education is destroyed… Meanwhile, the United States is curbing the coronavirus epidemic.
Relative failure in restarting the economy.
“In many ways, the country is already fragmented, and the wise and ‘normal’ politicians are not capable of fixing it.” The article pointed out that the new U.S. government cannot ignore the fact that the number of citizens who are eager to get rid of globalism and “elite politics” has not decreased, and the motivations behind the congressional riots have not been eradicated.
The report said that even after the smooth handover of the government, the problems existing in American society will not be solved soon.
Public opinion fears that this “self-destructive political legacy” will continue to echo in the United States and abroad