Most Americans fear that the country is on the way to becoming a police state

Both Republicans (76%) and Democrats (67%) are concerned.

A Rasmussen Reports poll found that more than two-thirds of American voters are worried that the country is becoming a police state. Most people fear that in the future there will be a tyrannical government that engages in mass surveillance, censorship, ideological indoctrination, and attacks on political opponents.

When asked which party they consider most likely to move toward authoritarianism, 48% of voters chose Democrats and 41% chose Republicans.

Conservatives and progressives are both concerned. In the case of Republicans, 76% indicated they were afraid of this situation compared to 67% of Democrats.

"The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 72% of likely U.S. voters are concerned that America is becoming a police state, including 46% who are very concerned. Only 23% are not concerned," the report explained.

At the same time, trust in institutions is falling

At least 50% of Americans believe that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a danger to the freedom and safety of law-abiding Americans.

People fear that the United States will become a police state. People's confidence in institutions is also falling. A recent Gallup survey, reviewed by Voz Media, revealed that Americans' confidence in the country's major public institutions is at its lowest point since 1979.

The institutions with the lowest confidence levels are the Presidency (26% trust); the Supreme Court (27%); the criminal justice system (17%) and Congress (8%), which is the only one in single digits. Public schools this year had the lowest trust level ever recorded by Gallup (26%).