Online poll: Capitol violence adds to feds’ unease
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jan 20, 2021
With our elected political leadership undergoing the most tumultuous transition in a century—or more—feds are feeling the added strain, according to a new poll.
An online poll—of over 1,000 mostly federal employees and others who work with the federal government—was conducted by Federal News Network since the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Of those who responded, a little over half said they would feel unsafe if or when required to report to their normal worksites, according to the poll.
The unease of people in the federal community draws from a number of factors, according to the poll. These range from the political climate and the recent violent events, to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other factors. Interestingly, most of those polled who report distress about worksite safety are based outside the greater D.C. area—and far from where the actual disturbances occurred.
Punctuating the fact that the Capitol violence drove much of the unease, the news report also includes multiple participants’ comments expressing distress over the Capitol event, security failures and related concerns.