New Poll of Former Members of Congress Reveals Concern for Democracy, Pervasiveness of Threats

New from FMC & UMass:

in 2023, FMC partnered with the University of Massachusetts Amherst UMass Poll to conduct a survey on the perspectives, beliefs, and experiences of Former Members of Congress. Nearly 300 Former Members responded to the survey, with close to a 50/50 split of Democrats and Republicans, and with service years spanning from 1962 to 2022. Our findings tell an interesting tale: Former Members are as disappointed with how our government is functioning as we are, they’re concerned for the state of our democracy, and they’re experiencing threats at a higher rate than ever before – but they’d still choose to serve in Congress if they had to do it all again. We’re excited to present some of our most important survey results below.

I thought this contrast in views about the 2020 election was of particular interest:

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