August 2, 2022
A recent Yahoo! News/YouGov poll asked, “Do you think your state would be better off or worse off if it left the United States and became an independent country?”
Results showed 43% believe they’d be “worse off,” 24% were “not sure,” 18% said they’d be “better off” and 15% said things would be about the same. But when Yahoo! News correspondent Andrew Romano broke down the responses, he found that people in red states who voted for Donald Trump were much more open to seceding:
Red-state Donald Trump voters are now more likely to say they’d be personally ‘better off’ (33%) than ‘worse off’ (29%) if their state seceded from the U.S. and became an independent country.
Meanwhile, half of the 8,600 participants in a recent study by University of California, Davis, expect a civil war in the U.S. in the next five years. Science magazine, which reported on the study, said many of the participants expect to take part in such a war. Rachel Kleinfeld, a political violence expert at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said the study’s findings are compelling because of the large number of participants. She said the study sample slightly overrepresented older people, who are not known to commit much violence. “So, the fact that you’re [still] getting these high numbers … is really quite concerning,” she added.
The February 2010 issue of The Socionomist said secessionism springs from “the negative-mood impulse among people to separate and polarize.” Look for more talk of secession if social mood becomes increasingly negative.
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