Most Americans believe that the biggest threat to the “American way of life” now comes from within the country – from “other people in America and internal enemies.”
This is evidenced by the results of a poll conducted by the television company CBS News.
More than half, 54 percent of those surveyed, said that “other people in America” pose the greatest threat to the country. Fears about this category were higher than about “economic forces”, “natural peace, disasters and viruses” and “foreign threats.”
Only 8 percent of Americans consider other countries to be the main threat.
51 percent of Americans also expect political violence to intensify in the next few years, and only 18 percent believe it will decline.
The poll was conducted in the aftermath of the violent riots on January 6, when a mob stormed the Capitol in Washington, DC, killing five people, including a Capitol police officer.
According to 71 percent of Americans, democracy in the United States is “under threat” today, and only 29 percent believe it is “safe.”