Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in Washington

Pro-Trump protesters storm into the U.S. Capitol during clashes with police, during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 presidential election results by Congress, on Jan. 6, 2021.

As more details of the Jan. 6 insurrection come to light — and Americans seem more split on issues such as abortion, gun control and the economy — many worry about the state of our democracy.

Americans have become increasingly pessimistic about the direction of the country and the economy. An AP-NORC poll of 1,053 adults nationwide found that 85% of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction.

U.S. House holds public hearing on Jan. 6, 2021, assault on Capitol

Chris Stirewalt, a former political editor of Fox News, on June 13 speaks in front of U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren, Chairperson Bennie Thompson, Vice Chair U.S. Representative Liz Cheney and U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger during hearing of the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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