Politics The number of Americans who think violence against the government is justified is on the rise, poll finds
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- A third of Americans think violence against the government could be justified, a new found.
- In 2015, 23% said violence was justified and in 2010, 16% said it was.
- The poll found that 40% of Republicans found it justified compared to 23% of Democrats.
The number of Americans who think it's "justified for citizens to take violent action against the government" is on the rise, a recentfrom The Washington Post-University of Maryland showed.
34% of Americans believe violence against the government can at times be justified, which is up from 23% in 2015 and 16% in 2010, according to the poll's findings.
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The survey of 1,101 adults conducted from December 17 to December 19 found that 40% of Republicans said violent actions could be justified compared to 23% of Democrats, according to.
Men, younger adults, and those with college degrees were more likely to say violence was acceptable. Additionally, only 18% of Black Americans thought violence was justified compared to 40% of white Americans.
A majority, 62% said that violence was never justified, but the Post reported that's a decrease from the 1990s when as many as 90% of respondents said violence was never justified.
Respondents said the government violating or taking away people's rights or freedoms such as overreaching coronavirus restrictions and disenfranchisement of minority voters were justifications for violence.
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"When in the course of human events the government no longer represents the people, and there is no recourse, then it might be time," Beverly Lucas, 75, told the Post.
Lucas, a Republican who says she voted for Trump, told the Post that thehelped inform her point of view. She said she was horrified by images of the mob, but said there were cases where she could see violence being justifiable if a non-violent alternative wasn't possible.
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