Two thirds of Americans say the country is moving in the wrong direction, Fars news agency reported on January 18 in Tehran.
This month, riots broke out in the U.S. Capitol building, and there were fears of violence at the inauguration ceremony of U.S. President elect Biden. In this context, the proportion of Americans who think the United States is moving in the wrong direction has surged by more than 10%.
A survey by Suffolk University and USA today, released on Sunday, found that two-thirds of Americans believe the United States is on the wrong path. This is more than 10 percentage points higher than the survey results in December last year.
More than half of the respondents said President trump should step down after the violence that took over the Capitol on January 6. More than 40% of the respondents said Congress needs to take action to safeguard American democracy.
Polls show that less than a third of Americans still believe Trump’s claim that the presidential election has been manipulated, and 64% of respondents believe Biden is a legitimate winner.
Americans seem to object to the violence in the Capitol building, but some respondents support the rioters. About 70% of the respondents thought that the people who attacked the building during the joint session of Congress were “criminals”, while 24% of the respondents thought that the rioters “went too far, but they also had a certain reason”;. 56% of respondents predicted more violence at Biden’s inauguration this week.