January 6th, 2021 - Views From Across The Aisles

January 6th, 2021 - Views From Across The Aisles

The same incident – different takes; the same picture – different angles. Describing the events of January 6 – was it a riot, insurrection, or domestic terrorism?

Raghavan Mayur

The events that took place on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021, are burned into our memories. It was a dark day for democracy, no matter which party you identify with.

To gauge America’s feelings about the day’s events, we chose about twenty-one words that various media, people, and institutions have used to describe it. We gave our 1,305 survey participants an option to select up to three words that they felt best to describe the events of January 6 in Washington, D.C.

The results read: