27 June 2018

1/3 of Americans Fear Another Civil War?

According to Rasmussen Reports:
Thirty-one percent (31%) of Likely U.S. Voters say it’s likely that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years, with 11% who say it’s Very Likely.
And this is interesting . . .
But 59% of all voters are concerned that those opposed to President Trump’s policies will resort to violence, with 33% who are Very Concerned.
I don't see that perspective reflected in most media reports though. Interesting, yet very troubling. More here

I certainly pray not. 

And the fact much of the media is so out of touch with most Americans is taking its toll.
Across the board, trust in traditional news outlets continues to sink, with the overwhelming majority of Americans (70%) saying that "traditional major news sources report news they know to be fake, false, or purposely misleading." 
Sadly, that mistrust extends to a number of other American institutions as well. But, this is simply the result of cause and effect. You reap what you sow. I fear it will get worse before it gets better.


Brian Lee said...

I personally doubt that it will get as bad as another Civil War, but I can certainly see things getting worse before they get better. I can see the rhetoric & vitriol getting worse, and it wouldn't surprise me if we started seeing more political violence, but I would think that there enough sane people left that it wouldn't get as bad as another Civil War.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

The violence and threats of violence is most definitely getting worse.