Americans Diverge on Perils and Lessons of the Jan. 6 Capitol Attack

Posted on AllSides December 30th, 2021
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Violence in America, Capitol Chaos, January 6

Nearly a year after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters, Americans are divided over how serious it was, who is to blame and the punishments that have been imposed, underscoring the broader polarization facing the country and fanning concerns about the state of the democracy.

A recent Quinnipiac poll found that 93% of Democrats and 56% of independents considered it an attack on the government, while only 29% of Republicans said the same. A Pew Research Center poll showed a declining share of Republicans who believe it is important...

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