Key takeaways from the survey
- The vast majority of Americans say they oppose the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
- The storming of the Capitol decreased confidence in the stability of democracy in the United States, especially among Black and Hispanic Americans.
- There is strong support for a commission to investigate the January 6th riot at the Capitol.
Months Later, Vast Majority of Americans Oppose the Storming of the U.S. Capitol
Two thirds of Republicans (67%) oppose the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building, including 50% who “strongly oppose.”
Unvaccinated Americans, Fox News Viewers, and Trump Voters Most Likely to Support Insurrection at the Capitol
In addition to Republicans (22% support), those who support the insurrection tend to be unvaccinated, regular Fox News viewers, 2020 Trump voters, conservatives, younger men, and born again/evangelical Christians.
Storming of Capitol Building Decreased Confidence in Stability of U.S. Democracy
Just over half (51%) say the storming of the Capitol made them less confident in the stability of democracy in the United States. Democrats (68%), Black Americans (57%), and Asian Americans (55%) are most likely to agree.
Two Thirds of Americans Support Commission to Investigate the January 6th Riot at Capitol
More than a third of Republicans (35%) support establishing a commission to investigate the riot at the Capitol.
About The Study
This release features findings from a national online survey of 1,204 registered voters conducted May 20-24, 2021. Additional interviews were conducted among 149 Hispanic voters, 100 African American voters, 100 independents without a partisan lean, and 194 Asian American and Pacific Islander voters.