What you remember about Jan. 6 may be colored by partisanship

Posted on AllSides October 13th, 2022
From The Left
January 6, polarization, partisan politics
Jose Luis Magana/AP

It probably goes without saying that Americans’ views of the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, vary widely and often differ by party. Most Democrats view the day as the violent culmination of weeks of dishonesty from President Donald Trump aimed at blocking Joe Biden’s inauguration as president. Many Republicans see the riot as an aberration, an expression of frustration that doesn’t necessarily detract from the rioters’ core complaints.

New research suggests that the partisan lens through which we consider the riot burrows a bit deeper: into our...

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