Three in 10 registered American voters believe an armed rebellion might be necessary in the next few years, according to the results of a staggering poll released Wednesday by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind.
The survey, aimed at measuring public attitudes toward gun issues, found that 29 percent of Americans agree with the statement, “In the next few years, an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect our liberties.” An additional five percent were unsure.
Eighteen percent of Democrats said an armed revolt “might be necessary,” as compared to 27 percent of independents and 44 percent of Republicans. Support levels were similar among males and females but higher among less educated voters.
There is also a question in the poll about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, with 32% of the Republican respondents saying that the truth is being hidden to advance a political agenda. They don’t have all the cross-tabs up on the poll, but what they do have is a pretty frighting look at the state of America.