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