A year after Capitol riot, Americans fear for their democracy: polls

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Washington (AFP) – One year after the violent assault on the US Capitol, Americans remain deeply concerned about the health of their democracy and about a third say violence against the government can sometimes be justified, according to two polls published Sunday.¬† The January 6 attack on the seat of Congress, led by supporters of Donald Trump, was “a harbinger of increasing political violence,” and American democracy “is threatened,” according to two-thirds of those surveyed for a CBS News poll. Meantime, Americans’ “pride” in their democracy has dropped sharply, from 90 percent in 2002 to 5…

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