Poll: 34% of U.S. voters think 2nd civil war "likely" within next 5 years

by Bryan Brammer · Jun 18th, 2020 2:17 pm

A poll conducted June 11 and 14 by Rasmussen Reports found that 34% of U.S. voters believe a second civil war is "likely" within the next five years — a 3% increase from a similar survey conducted in 2018.

The survey also revealed that Republicans (40%) are more worried about a looming civil war than Democrats (28%) and unaffiliated voters (38%).

Respondents were also asked if the current protests over the death of George Floyd will lead to "long-term, meaningful racial change in America."

  • 37% believe the protests will make a change
  • 31% think the protests are ineffective
  • 32% are unsure of the protests' impact

When asked if the removal of Confederate symbols, names, and monuments will "help or hurt race relations," most said it would help.

  • 39% think the actions will help race relations
  • 27% believe the removal of the symbols will harm race relations
  • 28% think it will make no impact


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