Poll: 29% of Registered Voters Believe Armed Revolution Might Be Necessary

Do you distrust your government enough to think an armed revolution might be necessary in the next few years in order to protect your liberties? According to a recent poll, 29% of registered voters think so. The survey was a PublicMind poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University and given to 863 people, with a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.

Dan Cassino, professor of Political Science at the University and analyst for the poll, notes that Democrats and Republicans continue to be divided over gun control and says partisan divisions come from overall different “fundamental beliefs about the role of guns in American society.”

“If there was a bipartisan moment after Sandy Hook to pass gun control legislation, it’s past,” said Dan Cassino, a professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson, and an analyst for the poll. “Partisan views have strongly re-asserted themselves, and there’s no sign that they’ll get any weaker.”

While 29 percent agreed, 47 percent disagreed, 18 percent neither agreed nor disagreed, 5 percent were unsure, and 1 percent refused to respond. Not surprisingly, the results of the poll varied depending on party affiliation.

  • 18 percent of Democrats
  • 27 percent of Independents
  • 44 percent of Republicans

The poll found that 38 percent of Americans who believe a revolution might be necessary support additional gun control legislation compared to the 62 percent of those who don’t think an armed revolt will be needed.

Since the gun control legislative push in response to the Sandy Hook tragedy, applications for gun permits have reached record highs and ammunition sales have greatly increased.

Leave a Reply