COVID States Project: A 50-State COVID-19 Survey Report #80: Americans' Views on Violence Against the Government [open pdf - 4MB]
From the Document: "Recent years have seen armed protests, threats, and violence against government officials following mask mandates, COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] related closures [hyperlink], and the 2020 election [hyperlink] (including, most notably, the deadly January 6, 2021 attack on the US capitol). These events have sparked concern about the state of American democracy and the safety of government officials. In this report, we examine Americans' attitudes toward the acceptability of violent protest against the government."
The COVID States Project Report No. 80
Northeastern University; Harvard Medical School; Rutgers University; Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; Northwestern University. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/]
The COVID States Project: https://covidstates.org/