After the ballots are counted: Conspiracies, political violence, and American exceptionalism

Findings from the January 2021 American Perspectives Survey

The latest American Perspectives Survey explores post-election sentiments, beliefs in conspiracies, attitudes toward political violence, political segregation, and general feelings toward the United States. The survey finds that roughly half of Americans believe Trump played a role in encouraging the violence at the US Capitol and partisan divides in the use of violence.

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The unsubstantiated claim of voter fraud is widely held among Republicans with nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of Republicans say the statement “there was widespread fraud in the 2020 election” is mostly or completely accurate, a view shared by only 22 percent of independents and 2 percent of Democrats.

Americans expressed greater agreement about the existence of fraud in the 2016 presidential election. Eighteen percent of Democrats, 20 percent of independents, and 27 percent of Republicans believe there was evidence of election fraud in 2016.

 

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