As most Americans see violence against the AAPI as a serious problem, there is vast support for a variety of policy proposals to mitigate violence in the future.
In focus groups, Black Americans express concern about GOP Extremism, have “hope” for Biden agenda, and address concerns about COVID vaccine.
Majorities of Americans believe Trump has not done enough to discourage white supremacist violence while making disorder across the country worse; half say Republicans in Congress have not shown independence from Trump and are seen as “yes men” with “no backbone.”
Coronavirus, health care, and the economy remain the top concerns for Americans as most Americans now believe the worst is yet to come in the pandemic. Separately, many Americans disagree with the decision to forego filing homicide charges in the case involving the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.
Americans support protests focused on the treatment of Black Americans and are largely not noticing increases in crime in their own communities, the vast majority say crime has increased in the United States in the last year. Americans are concerned about those close to them getting infected with coronavirus, though a minority concerned about the risk posed to them by the rise in crime.
Nearly a quarter of Americans know someone personally who has died from coronavirus, while a vast majority supports keeping social distancing measures in place until a vaccine is developed and readily available.
A vast majority of Americans oppose delaying the election; many say Trump’s recent posts on social media are designed to sow division and chaos.
Many Americans continue to disapprove of the way police have responded to recent protests; even more say the way the police operate in America needs to change.
A majority of Americans think Trump is distracted and not focusing on the most important issues while also losing the culture debate; three out of five Americans say the President should stop holding large rallies.
A Majority of Americans continue to support the protests following the death of George Floyd and a growing
number feel “engaged and interested in taking action”. An overwhelming majority say that taxing the wealthiest Americans and corporations would help with the economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic.