Nearly Two-Thirds of Voters Support Jan. 6 Committee

WASHINGTON, DC — A new COURIER / Data For Progress poll released today shows an overwhelming majority of Americans — 65% — support the U.S. House’s bipartisan investigation into the January 6th attack on the Capitol. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THE POLL:

  • A majority of voters support the work of the January 6th Select Committee (65%).

  • A plurality of voters — 43% — believe Donald Trump bears “a lot of responsibility” for the January 6th attack; while an additional 12% believe he bears “some responsibility.
  • When asked “how concerned or not concerned are you about Trump Republicans promoting violence to achieve political goals in future elections,” 44% of respondents said they were “very concerned,” with an additional 17% claiming to be “somewhat concerned.”

  • Asked whether individuals and groups, including elected officials like Donald Trump, should be held criminally responsible for fueling the January 6th attack, 56% agreed.

  • When asked “would you be more or less likely to vote for a candidate that worked to overturn the 2020 election, such as voting to decertify the results, or would it not affect your choice,” 46% of respondents said they would be less likely to support a candidate fitting that description.

  • 50% of voters would be less likely to support a candidate for office that continues to claim the 2020 election was rigged — compared to 20% who said they would be more likely to support that candidate.

To view the full results, click here. From May 27 to 31, 2022, Data for Progress conducted a survey of 1,220 likely voters nationally using web panel respondents. The sample was weighted to be representative of likely voters by age, gender, education, race, and voting history. The survey was conducted in English. The margin of error is ±3 percentage points.